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East of Eden.

New York: Viking Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Laid in full page reviews from Time (Sept. 22, 1952) and a Saturday Review (Vol. XXXV. No. 38. 20 Sept 1952. pp. 11-12.) exceptional review by Harvey Curtis Webster with author bio block (N.B. This is the original review that was later reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. (David Marowski, ed. Vol 45 Detroit: Gale, 1987. pp. 369-370).). Steinbeck said (to his editor/publisher, Pat Covici) of East of Eden "I have written each book as an exercise, as practice for the one to come. And this is the one to come. There is nothing beyond this book-nothing follows it. It must contain all in the world I know and it must have everything in it of which I am capable." A near pristine first edition, first state copy in a handsome first state DJ. Fine in Very Good+ DJ. Very minimal shelf/edge wear, else tight bright and unmarred. DJ shows light edge wear, soft crease along front of spine, small (approx. 4mm x 3cm) chip at heel of spine, evenly toned (slightly deeper toning on spine), else bright and clean. Green cloth boards, red ink label, blue ink lettering). 8vo. 602pp. First state volume ("bite" for "bight" on pg. 281, line 38) and first state DJ (author's photo on rear panel and no reviews). Item #671

Price: $750.00

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