First Edition Points and Criteria for Advise and Consent

Year Published: 1959
Author Last Name: Drury
Author First Name: Allen
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Original Price: $5.75
Pages: 616

"First Edition" is stated on bottom of copyright page. Price on dust jacket is $5.75 is present, but a higher price has been blacked-out, apparenly as a correction during the printing process. This may be a first edition point. Later printings have the $5.75 price without the blacked-out price, which leads us to conclude that the higher price was a mistake.

Advise and Consent won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Picture of the 1959 first edition dust jacket for Advise and Consent.
Picture of the 1959 first edition dust jacket for Advise and Consent.

Identification picture of Advise and Consent.

This copy has a blacked out price of $6.50 between the "A.A.C." and the $5.75 price.  It
This copy has a blacked out price of $6.50 between the "A.A.C." and the $5.75 price. It looks like it was done as a correction by the printer. We suspect it may be a first edition point. Comments are welcome.

Identification picture of Advise and Consent.

Identification picture of Advise and Consent.

Identification picture of Advise and Consent.

This is a review slip from an Advance Bookseller's Copy of Advise and Consent.  Photo
This is a review slip from an Advance Bookseller's Copy of Advise and Consent. Photo is courtesy of James Cahill/Quintessential Rare Books, LLC



Other first edition points for books by Allen Drury include: Capable of Honor.

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