First Edition Points and Criteria for The Cruel Sea

Year Published: 1951
Author Last Name: Monsarrat
Author First Name: Nicholas
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $4.00
Pages: 508

The first edition of this great read was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1951. It was 508 pages long, and the original retail price was $4.00. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with no references to subsequent printings. Blue cloth boards with embossed design of Neptune on the front.

Picture of the 1951 first edition dust jacket for The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the 1951 first edition dust jacket for The Cruel Sea.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Cruel Sea.

Picture of dust jacket where original $4.00 price is found for The Cruel Sea.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.00 price is found for The Cruel Sea.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Cruel Sea.

Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Cruel Sea.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Cruel Sea.

Identification picture of The Cruel Sea.

Identification picture of The Cruel Sea.

The first edition has no Book Club depression on the corner of the back board.  Please
The first edition has no Book Club depression on the corner of the back board. Please note that the publisher's Borzoi logo is embossed on the true first edition and should not be confused with the book club depression.

This is the copyright page for the second printing, which is often confused for the true
This is the copyright page for the second printing, which is often confused for the true first edition. The true first edition states "FIRST EDITION". It does not state "FIRST AND SECOND PRINTINGS BEFORE PUBLICATION".

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