Lot 215
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STEINBECK. THE GRAPES OF WRATH, 1939, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO HIS SISTER (1 VOL.)

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Steinbeck, John
  • The Grapes of Wrath. New York: The Viking Press, 1939
  • paper
8vo (203 x 138mm.), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO HIS OLDER SISTER ("For Beth with love | John") on front endpaper, original beige cloth, top edge stained yellow, dust-jacket, collector's blue cloth chemise and matching quarter blue morocco slipcase, tiny touch of staining to cloth, minor wear with some tiny nicks to jacket

Provenance

Elizabeth Steinbeck [Ainsworth] (1894--1992), authorial presentation inscription; her daughter Elizabeth Ainsworth Wiltshile (1930--2005) (her sale, Bonhams New York, 18 February 2007, lot 317)

Literature

Goldstone & Payne A121

Catalogue Note

A VERY FINE FAMILY PRESENTATION COPY OF ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREAT AMERICAN NOVELS, capturing the suffering of the millions of Americans who lived through the Great Depression of the '30s.
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