"TIMSHEL!": EAST OF EDEN, SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION
STEINBECK, John. East of Eden. New York: Viking, 1952. Octavo, original green cloth. $5800.
Steinbeck's epic of a modern Cain and Abel, one of 1500 signed limited first edition copies.
Of East of Eden Steinbeck declared: "It is what I have been practicing to write all of my life. Everything else has been training" (Steinbeck A Life in Letters, 310). 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). In original cardboard slipcase, without original glassine dust jacket. Goldstone & Payne A32a. Valentine 217. Bruccoli & Clark I:355.
Book about-fine with residue from removed bookplate on front free endpaper. Expert repairs to seams of original slipcase.