The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
First edition, first printing of Steinbeck's masterpiece, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In the first state dust jacket with the "First Edition" statement and $2.75 price present on the front flap.
New York: The Viking Press, 1939. Publisher's original beige cloth, lettered and decorated in brown, pictorial endpapers; pp. vi, 619. A very good or better copy in a good dust jacket. Binding is sturdy and square, minimal shelfwear to boards with a touch of toning to spine and extremities. Internally clean with a bump and crease to two pages. Jacket shows some wear with chipping to spine tips, spine a bit toned, splitting along flap folds and several closed tears, neatly reinforced on verso with archival tape. Presents well, protected in archival mylar.