Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. NY: 1939. Sgd to Daryl Zanuck.
Lot 175
STEINBECK, JOHN.
Sold for US$ 45,750 inc. premium

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Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. NY: 1939. Sgd to Daryl Zanuck.
STEINBECK, JOHN.
INSCRIBED TO DARRYL ZANUCK, "WITH THANKS FOR A FINE PICTURE."
The Grapes of Wrath.
New York: The Viking Press, [1939]. Original beige cloth stamped in brown, dust jacket. Brief paste-action to endpapers at gutter margin, spine briefly toned, jacket with spine tined, a few careful tissue-repairs to verso of joints and creases, an attractive copy.

First edition, with first edition jacket, signed and inscribed by Steinbeck to Darryl Zanuck: "For Darryl Zanuck / with thanks for a fine picture / John Steinbeck / 1939 / Los Gatos." In a letter to his sister Elizabeth on December 15, 1939 Steinbeck writes of an early screening of the picture: "Pictures – We went down in the afternoon and that evening saw Grapes at Twentieth-Century. Zanuck has more than kept his word. He has a hard, straight picture in which the actors are submerged so completely that it looks and feels like a documentary film and certainly has a hard, thruthful ring. No punches were pulled – in fact, with descriptive matter removed, it is a harsher thing than the book, by far." Goldstone & Payne A12.a; Steinbeck & Wallsten. Steinbeck: A Life in Letters."
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