The Wide World of John Steinbeck
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1958. 326 pages. First full-length critical study of Steinbeck. Goldstone & Payne F42, Morrow 591. Clifton Waller Barrett was a successful businessman, bibliophile and creator of the Barrett Library of American Literature at University of Virginia. ISBN: 9780813502816.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in cloth covers with black and white lettering on spine. Artistically designed bookplate of Clifton Waller Barrett on front free pastedown. Pasted withdrawal stamp on rear pastedown (duplicate copy). Very good dust jacket with edge and corner wear, 1.5 inch closed tear with creasing of top front cover and small edge chips.