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THE GRAPES OF WRATH by  John STEINBECK - Signed First Edition - 1940 - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 019820)

THE GRAPES OF WRATH

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THE GRAPES OF WRATH

by STEINBECK, John

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Typical mottling of the rawhide which is still supple with the silver lettering clear. Both books are very tight and unread. Abo
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About This Item

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. First Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Typical mottling of the rawhide which is still supple with the silver lettering clear. Both books are very tight and unread. About Fine in a Fine slipcase and increasingly uncommon as such. Thomas Hart Benton. Two quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in decorated grass cloth boards with rawhide spines. Designed by George Macy with introductions by Joseph Henry Jackson and Thomas Craven. The First Illustrated Edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner with 67 ORIGINAL TWO-COLOR LITHOGRAPHS (black and yellow) made on zinc plates by Thomas Hart Benton and printed by George Miller. Copy #562 of only 1146 printed SIGNED by the illustrator. Laid in is a printed note from the publisher about this most unusual binding. One of the most desirable books of the press because of the combination of a smaller than normal printing, a popular author and Pulitzer Prize-winning book first published only the year before, beautiful lithographs by Benton, and an attractive and unusual binding.

Synopsis

John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath stands as a pivotal piece of American literature. The story follows the Joad family (and thousands of others) as they are driven from the Oklahoma farm where they are sharecroppers during the Great Depression. The drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial and agricultural industries send them searching for dignity and honest work in the bountiful state of California. The novel earned Steinbeck the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940, and inspired the classic film of the same name the same year. The film starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, and Steinbeck's words and ideas shine through that medium. In 1962, Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for the body of his work, and The Grapes of Wrath stands as his most recognized and esteemed book. -

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Details

Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
019820
Title
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Author
STEINBECK, John
Illustrator
Thomas Hart Benton
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Typical mottling of the rawhide which is still supple with the silver lettering clear. Both books are very tight and unread. Abo
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Illustrated Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1940
Keywords
Signed; Thomas Hart Benton; Limited Editions; Pulitzer Prize; Fine Press; Literature: American
Bookseller catalogs
Pulitzer Prize;

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Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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quarto
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fine
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