STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968. Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team. New York: The Viking Press, 1942.

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STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team. New York: The Viking Press, 1942.

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STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968.
Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team. New York: The Viking Press, 1942.
8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, decorated and lettered in black and white, original pictorial dust-jacket, lightly chipped at the corners.
Provenance Edmund Wilson, critic (1895-1972, presentation inscription).

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY STEINBECK TO THE FRONT FLY: "Mr. Wilson, Many thanks for your lucid thoughts and interest in my work, John Steinbeck." Likely to critic Edmund Wilson, who in 1941 had written The Boys in the Back Room: Notes on California Novelists, including a chapter devoted to Steinbeck, the stiffness reflecting Wilson's rather harsh treatment of Steinbeck's work there. The Holmes Collection has a copy of an offprint from another 1941 article inscribed to Wilson, "... perhaps the attic, but not the back room." A clean bright copy, with an interesting provenance. Goldstone & Payne A18a.
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STEINBECK, JOHN. 1902-1968. Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team. New York: The Viking Press, 1942.
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