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The Wayward Bus by  John Steinbeck - First Edition, First Issue 1st Printing - 1947 - from Arroyo Seco Books and Biblio.com

The Wayward Bus

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition, First Issue 1st Printing. Red Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 312 Pp. Brick Red Cloth, Gilt And Blindstamped. First Printing. First Issue, With Design In Lighter Color On Front Cover, No Book Club Dot, Text Block 2.4 Cm Thick. A Very Clean Copy, Gilt Brilliant, Dusty Top Edge, Some Rubbing Along Bottom Edge Without Fraying. Dust Jacket Clean, Not Price-Clipped ($2.75), Slight Rubbing At Corners With A Few Tiny Nicks. . [This Issue With Gilt Lettering On Spine; We Also Have A Copy With A Thinner Text Block, Spine Lettering Of Black Over Gilt, Priced Separately].


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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