New York: Limited Editions Club, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (4to). Very good+ condition. Item #019143
Two volume set. Original "grass-cloth" boards and rawhide (leather) spines in very good+ condition, with the spine extremities bulging slightly and some hardening of the rawhide spine. Very minimal shelfwear. The original slipcase has had the seams reinforced and is no longer attractive; it has been modified by recovering in paper which is also rubbed, browned and chipped. Illustrated by lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton. Number 373 of 1146 published, signed by the artist (Benton). Vol. I: xxiv, 284 pages. Vol. II: [iv], -559, [i]. Contains a prefatory remarks by Joseph Henry Jackson titled "John Steinbeck and the Grapes of Wrath" and Thomas Craven titled "Thomas Benton and the Grapes of Wrath." Printed note from the publisher about the binding laid-in loose in both volumes.