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The Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary Limited Edition Auction





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Viking donates "The Grapes of Wrath" 75th anniversary editions for auction to benefit the National Steinbeck Center and Center for Community Advocacy

 

Salinas, CA - Viking has donated three copies of The Grapes of Wrath 75th anniversary leather-bound limited edition to be auctioned as a fundraiser for the National Steinbeck Center and the Center for Community Advocacy.  

The books will be auctioned off individually in three separate auctions by National Book Auctions. The second auction takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29 and can be viewed ONLINE.  

All auction proceeds will benefit two important organizations based in California's Central Coast. The National Steinbeck Center is the largest literary museum in the United States dedicated to a single author and one of the primary cultural institutions between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  

The Center for Community Advocacy, which trains farmworkers living in Monterey and Santa Cruz County to form and lead community-based committees to advocate for improved housing and health conditions.

 "At Center for Community Advocacy, we are so grateful to Viking for donating these special editions of The Grapes of Wrath for auction," said CCA director Sabino Lopez. "This fundraiser will support our efforts in the community of training farm workers in leadership roles that enable them to negotiate with their landlords for improvements in their housing units. Those same skills have empowered these farm worker leaders to become purveyors of preventive health information at their housing sites and teach farm worker parents to read in Spanish" 

The limited edition is inspired by a special 1939 edition of fifteen copies published at the request of John Steinbeck by his longtime editor Pascal Covici at Viking. The copies, bound in leather, were numbered, signed and donated to the John Steinbeck Committee, organized by Helen Gahagan Douglas, to raise money for migrant relief, a cause Steinbeck passionately endorsed. 

The 75th anniversary Viking edition features specially-commissioned cover and endpaper illustration and design by Michael Schwab, a gold metallic top stain, and a California poppy-orange reading ribbon. 





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