First Edition Points and Criteria for The World is Flat

Year Published: 2005
Author Last Name: Friedman
Author First Name: Thomas
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $27.50
Pages: 488

The first edition of this must-have book was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2005. It was 488 pages long, and the original retail price was $27.50. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: "First edition, 2005" is stated on the top of the copyright page with no mention of updated or expanded editions; and the full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" is on the bottom of the copyright page. First issue dust jacket features ships falling off the end of a flat world. The second printing has the same jacket.

Picture of the 2005 first edition dust jacket for The World is Flat.
Picture of the 2005 first edition dust jacket for The World is Flat.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The World is Flat.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The World is Flat.

Picture of dust jacket where original $27.50 price is found for The World is Flat.
Picture of dust jacket where original $27.50 price is found for The World is Flat.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The World is Flat.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The World is Flat.

Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for The World is Flat.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for The World is Flat.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The World is Flat.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The World is Flat.

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