New York: The Viking Press, 1939.
STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: The Viking Press, .
First edition, first issue with "First Published in April 1939" on copyright page and first edition notice on front flap of dust jacket. Octavo (8 x 5 3/8 inches; 203 x 137 mm). [vi], 619, [3, blank] pp. In publisher's dust jacket illustrated by Elmer Hader.
Publisher's original beige cloth. Boards and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in reddish-brown. Top edge dyed yellow. Endpapers with a portion of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" printed in reddish-brown. Some minor toning to endpapers. Jacket with "First Edition" slug on front flap and with the printed price of $2.75. Jacket at top edge with the slightest amount of rubbing. Still overall an about fine copy in an about fine jacket. Housed in a blue cloth clamshell with an image from the dust jacket blindstamped on the front..
This novel, about the trials and tribulations of the Joad family, forced to migrate from the Depression-era "dust-bowl" of Oklahoma to California. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1940, and remains one of the most beloved American novels of all time.
Goldstone & Payne A12a.