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    John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: The Viking Press, [1939]. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5.375 inches; 204 x 136 mm.). [vi], 619, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's light gray cloth, decoratively stamped in dark reddish brown, spine lettered in dark reddish brown; top edge stained yellow; in original dust jacket. Backstrip and joints very faintly dulled; corners slightly bent. Top stain faintly faded; bottom edge of text block very lightly soiled; endpapers faintly discolored from binding glue; bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Dust jacket spine panel very faintly faded; light wear to spine ends and edges of flaps with a few small nicks; upper margins of flaps faintly toned. Near fine. Basis for the 1940 John Ford film, for which he won his second of four best director Academy Awards.

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