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The Wayward Bus (In Odd Binding State) by  John Steinbeck - First Edition, First Issue 1st Printing - 1947 - from Arroyo Seco Books and Biblio.com

The Wayward Bus (In Odd Binding State)

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket


New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition, First Issue 1st Printing. Red Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket. First Printing. First Issue, With Design In Lighter Color On Front Cover, No Book Club Dot. Apparently Not The Usual Printing, As The Book Is 1 Mm Thinner, 2.3Cm, And The Gilt Lettering Is Overprinted Neatly With Evenly Applied Black Printed Ink Which Is Just Beginning To Flake Off The Underlying Brilliant Gilt. A Very Clean Copy, Cover Gilt Brilliant, Dusty Top Edge, Slight Rubbing At Corners Without Fraying. Dust Jacket Clean, Not Price-Clipped ($2.75), Wear At Edges And Corners, With Small Losses (Up To 1/4" Deep But Not Large) At Corners Due To Wear, Some Browning To All Panels, Round Area With Light Staining In Upper Right Of Rear Panel.


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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