The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1959. It was 298 pages long, and the original retail price was $3.75. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First Printing is stated on the copyright page and 1959 stated on the title page. Boards are black cloth with author and publisher on spine in yellow, and title also on spine in white. The dust jacket seems to be unchanged through at least the third printing.
Goodbye, Columbus won the National Book Award.
Picture of the 1959 first edition dust jacket for Goodbye, Columbus .
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Goodbye, Columbus .
Picture of dust jacket where original $3.75 price is found for Goodbye, Columbus .
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Goodbye, Columbus .
Picture of the first edition Houghton Mifflin Company boards for Goodbye, Columbus .
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Goodbye, Columbus .
Picture of the first edition title page for Goodbye, Columbus .
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