First Edition Points and Criteria for The Keepers of the House

Year Published: 1964
Author Last Name: Grau
Author First Name: Shirley Ann
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $4.95
Pages: 309

The first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1964. It was 309 pages long, and the original retail price was $4.95. First edition criteria are: "FIRST EDITION" is stated on the copyright page. Binding is hunter green cloth with maroon and gold lettering. Back of dust jacket has three reviews - one for each of her prior three books.

The official publication date of The Keepers of the House was March 23, 1964.

The Keepers of the House won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Picture of the 1964 first edition dust jacket for The Keepers of the House.
Picture of the 1964 first edition dust jacket for The Keepers of the House.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Keepers of the House.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Keepers of the House.

Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for The Keepers of the House.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for The Keepers of the House.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Keepers of the House.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Keepers of the House.

Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Keepers of the House.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Keepers of the House.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Keepers of the House.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Keepers of the House.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Keepers of the House.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Keepers of the House.

A review slip from Shirley Ann Grau's "The Keepers of the House".  Photo courtesy of
A review slip from Shirley Ann Grau's "The Keepers of the House". Photo courtesy of Ernestoic Books.



Other first edition points for books by Shirley Ann Grau include: The House on Coliseum Street, The Hard Blue Sky, The Black Prince.

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