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    "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this."

    John Steinbeck. East of Eden. New York: Viking Press, 1952. First edition, first printing. Limited to 1,500 unnumbered copies signed by the author. Octavo. 602 pages. Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt title to front board, and gilt- and red-stamped spine. Publisher's red stain to page edges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Original acetate dust jacket with light edge wear and small tape repairs to spine ends. In publisher's cardboard slipcase that shows offsetting and is lacking the top panel. An about fine copy with the rare original slipcase. Steinbeck wrote about this book, his personal favorite: "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years. [...] I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this."

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