Lot #543
John Steinbeck

Steinbeck presents a first edition of The Grapes of Wrath to famed magician 'The Amazing Dunninger'
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Description

Steinbeck presents a first edition of The Grapes of Wrath to famed magician 'The Amazing Dunninger'

Signed book: The Grapes of Wrath. First edition, with "First published in April 1939" on copyright page and "$2.75" and "First Edition" on jacket. NY: The Viking Press, 1939. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 619 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen to a noted magician, "For Joseph Dunninger, John Steinbeck." Autographic condition: fine, with a very faint paperclip impression to top edge of signed page (away from the signature). Book condition: VG/VG, with mild rubbing and edge wear to jacket, a 2.5″ tear at top of rear flap fold, and light soiling to edges. Accompanied by a handsome custom-made leather clamshell case.

Joseph Dunninger (1892-1975), aka 'The Amazing Dunninger,' was a prominent magician and mentalist who pioneered the performance of magic on radio and television. True first editions of Steinbeck's masterpiece take a place among the undisputed high points for collectors of twentieth-century American literature. Presentation copies, particularly with such an interesting association, are both highly coveted and extremely elusive. An outstanding example of this literary landmark.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: May 22 - June 10





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