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The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck - First - 1947 - from Flying Turtle Productions and Biblio.com

The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck

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From the Collection of Mr and Mrs J Paul Getty - Their calling card inside and goes with the book.
The Viking Press, New York, 1947 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in color with 2 tears. This original First Issue dustjacket has the $2.75 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. One stain on back cover see photo...Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in great condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works, beginning with the six shown here, will be published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art.Of this initial group of six titles, The Wayward Bus is in a new edition. An imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads. This allegorical novel of pilgrimage includes a new introduction by Gary Scharnhorst.Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readers—and to the many who revisit them again and again.




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