The first edition is a softcover. FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. There are two variations of the first edition. Variation 1 has a blurb by John Irving on the front cover, three blurbs on the back, and the page after page 418 is blank. Variation 2 has a blurb by The New York Times on the front cover, four blurbs on the back, and the page after page 418 contains other Vintage Contemporary titles on the recto and verso and includes a order blank that can be cut out and mailed in.
Photos and variant information courtesy of Dan Baranow.
Picture of the 1986 first edition dust jacket for Mohawk.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Mohawk.
This picture is a comparison of the two back cover variations of Mohawk. On the left is Variation 1 with three blurbs beginning with Irving's blurb in green. On the right is Variation 2 with four blurbs ending with Irving's blurb in red.
This picture is a comparison of the two front cover variations of Mohawk. On the left is Variation 1. Notice the Irving blurb. On the right is Variation 2 with The New York Times blurb.
This is the title page from the first edition of Mohawk.
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