Title page and copyright page should both say 1920 with no other statement of printings. Boards are brick red with black lettering. Dust jacket is light green. Back of dust jacket has a single large quote with three additional quotes by New York Sun, Chicago Daily News, and Boston Herald and Journal. The back dust jacket flap has an advertisement for Waifs and Strays by O. Henry, and the front dust jacket flap has an advertisement for Some Of Us Are Married by Mary Stewart Cutting.
Picture of the 1920 first edition dust jacket for Half Portions.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Half Portions.
Picture of dust jacket where original $1.75 price is found for Half Portions.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Half Portions.
Picture of the first edition Doubleday, Page boards for Half Portions.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Half Portions.
Picture of the first edition title page for Half Portions.
Other first edition points for books by Edna Ferber include: So Big, Giant, Saratoga Trunk.
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