STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
The Grapes of Wrath. Toronto: Macmillan, [April, 1939].
Original pictorial beige cloth; dust jacket by Elmer Hader. Small stain to half-title, clipping pasted to front free endpaper, jacket price-clipped, with 1/2" tear to top edge of front panel and folds rubbed.
Provenance: Macmillan's of Canada (bookplate); property of Serendipity Books.
FIRST EDITION, CANADIAN ISSUE, PUBLISHER'S FILE COPY with bookplate opposite half-title and a contemporary review of Grapes and Finnegan's Wake pasted to front free endpaper. This Canadian issue uses the American sheets and dust jacket but is considerably rarer than the Viking counterpart; this is the finest copy to appear in the auction records for recent years. The dust jacket has the American publisher's imprint blacked out on the spine panel and front flap and the words "Printed in U.S.A." added at the bottom of the lower flap. Goldstone & Payne A12d.