EAST OF EDEN. New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Octavo, title page printed in brown and black, original green cloth stamped in brown and gold, all edges stained terra cotta. First edition. One of 1500 copies signed by Steinbeck. Goldstone and Payne A32a. A fine copy in tanned and chipped publisher's plain glassine wrapper. Lacks the cardboard slipcase. An excellent copy. (#160393).
"First published by The Viking Press in September 1952" on copyright page. "THIS AUTOGRAPHED FIRST EDITION / OF EAST OF EDEN IS LIMITED / TO FIFTEEN HUNDRED COPIES, / OF WHICH SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY / ARE FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION" on limitation page.