First Edition Points and Criteria for Ragtime

Year Published: 1975
Author Last Name: Doctorow
Author First Name: E.L.
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 270

The true first was a signed edition limited to 150 copies issued in a slipcase. The first trade edition has 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 number line followed by First Edition on the copyright page.

Ragtime is one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels. Other Time 100 Novels include Dog Soldiers and The Falconer

This is from the limited first edition of Ragtime.
This is from the limited first edition of Ragtime.

This is the first trade edition dust jacket.
This is the first trade edition dust jacket.

This is the copyright page from the first trade edition.
This is the copyright page from the first trade edition.

This is the back of the dust jacket from the first trade edition.
This is the back of the dust jacket from the first trade edition.



Other first edition points for books by E.L. Doctorow include: The March, Big As Life, The Book of Daniel, World's Fair.

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