“TIMSHEL!”: EAST OF EDEN, SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION
STEINBECK, John. East of Eden. New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Octavo, original green cloth, printed russet spine label.
Signed limited first edition of Steinbeck’s epic and moving story of a modern Cain and Abel, one of 1500 copies signed by the author.
Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his masterful modern reworking of the tale of Cain and Abel, that it “has everything in it I have been able to learn about my art or craft or profession in all these years… I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this” (Salinas Public Library, 45). As a contemporary reviewer put it, “Steinbeck is never dull and, even if you miss his message, you’ll not be bored. There is only one Steinbeck and no one writes about ‘his people’ as well” (W. Max Gordon). Without original cardboard slipcase, original acetate dust jacket. Goldstone & Payne A32a.
Light foxing to endpapers. Fine condition.