East of Eden. London: Heinemann, 1952. First UK Edition. Pp, 525. Green cloth title in gilt to spine, in publisher's dust jacket printed in white, black, yellow and blue. Chipping to top edge of jacket with a little loss, ownership ink stamp to front free endpaper, otherwise a very good and bright copy. 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.'