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    The First Edition, Limited to 1,500 Copies and Signed by Steinbeck

    John Steinbeck. East of Eden. New York: Viking Press, 1952.

    First edition, limited to 1,500 copies and signed by the author on the limitation page. Octavo. 602 pages.

    Publisher's blue-green cloth with gilt and brown stamping. Rear hinge cracked and splitting. Glue residue on front free endpaper, probably from a removed bookplate. Lacking the original publisher's slipcase, but now housed in a custom slipcase. Overall, a very good copy.

    Steinbeck's most ambitious work, with strong allusions to the biblical story of Cain and Abel.

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