The first edition of this great book was published by Ecco Press in 1996. It was 93 pages long, and the original retail price was $22.00. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: "First Edition" is stated on the copyright page below number line "9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Boards are brick red with silver lettering on spine. 350 copies of the first edition were issued with a special signed limitation page tipped in, and were published as "boxed copies" in slipcases instead of dust jackets.
Picture of the 1996 first edition dust jacket for The Gardener's Son.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Gardener's Son.
Picture of dust jacket where original $22.00 price is found for The Gardener's Son.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Gardener's Son.
Picture of the first edition Ecco Press boards for The Gardener's Son.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Gardener's Son.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Gardener's Son.
Picture of one of the 350 "boxed copies" that was issued in a slipcase instead of a dust jacket.
The box copy boards look the same as the regular first editions, but it has a slipcase rather than a dust jacket.
Picture of the special signed limitation page tipped in for the "boxed copies".
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