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    First Canadian Edition

    John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath. Toronto: Macmillan Company of Canada, [1939].

    First Canadian edition. Octavo. 619 pages.

    Publisher's beige cloth with brown wraparound illustration. Yellow top page edges. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper. Front hinge is split at title page. Very small bump to top corner of rear board. The dust jacket is the correct Canadian issue with the "Viking" imprint on the spine overprinted in black, and with "MACMILLAN" added above the overprinted line. Additionally, two lines on the inner flap containing American printing information have been correctly overprinted as well, but it still retains the "First Edition" statement. The jacket is price-clipped and shows rubbing and edge wear. Spine has darkened a little with chipping along top spine edge, the deepest being one-quarter of an inch. There is a one-inch folded tear on top edge near front joint. Corners are chipped and jacket folds are rubbed with splits at upper corners. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Very good.

    This Pulitzer Prize winner is the classic novel of the American Depression. A story that beautifully illustrates the struggles of the working poor and the changes to a culture. A nice, solid copy of a literary high point.

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