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THE WAYWARD BUS by  John (SIGNED) Steinbeck - Signed First Edition - 1947 - from Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. and Biblio.com

THE WAYWARD BUS

by Steinbeck, John (SIGNED)

Condition: Very Good/Very Good+


New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good+. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JOHN STEINBECK on the front free endpaper to the well-known collector Norman Webb: "Norman Webb/from /John Steinbeck". 312 pp. A very good copy with small area of fraying at head of spine, in a very good+ unclipped dust jacket. Housed in a tan cloth covered custom made slipcase.


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.


  • Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2174
  • Title: THE WAYWARD BUS
  • Author: Steinbeck, John (SIGNED)
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Viking Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1947


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