First Edition Points and Criteria for Sweet Thursday

Year Published: 1954
Author Last Name: Steinbeck
Author First Name: John
Publisher: Viking
Original Price: $3.50
Pages: 273

"First Published by the Viking Press in June, 1954" is stated on the copyright page, with Colonial Press noted as the printer. Boards are pale olive with red lettering and blue birds. Pages have red top stain. Dust jacket rear has a photo of Steinbeck without reviews.

Book club editions have a tiny red ink dot on the bottom right corner of the rear board. The book club editions we have seen also lack top stain to pages.

Picture of the 1954 first edition dust jacket for Sweet Thursday.
Picture of the 1954 first edition dust jacket for Sweet Thursday.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Sweet Thursday.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Sweet Thursday.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.50  price is found for Sweet Thursday.
Picture of dust jacket where original $3.50 price is found for Sweet Thursday.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Sweet Thursday.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Sweet Thursday.



Other first edition points for books by John Steinbeck include: The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice And Men, The Pearl, East of Eden, The Wayward Bus, Cannery Row, The Moon is Down, The Winter of Our Discontent, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, Tortilla Flat, The Long Valley.

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