First Edition Points and Criteria for Presidential Agent

Year Published: 1944
Author Last Name: Sinclair
Author First Name: Upton
Publisher: Viking Press
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 655

The first printing states "FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE VIKING PRESS IN JUNE 1944" on the copyright page. There should be no other printing statements. Boards are brick red with title and publisher's logo embossed on the front and silver lettering on the spine. Red top stain. The front dust jacket flap has reviews by Frederick L. Schuman, Thomas Mann, Bernard Shaw, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Lewis Browne. The back dust jacket flap has an advertisement for Lion Feuchtwanger's Simone.

This is volume V of the World's End series aka the "Lanny Budd" Novels.

Picture of the 1944 first edition dust jacket for Presidential Agent.
Picture of the 1944 first edition dust jacket for Presidential Agent.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Presidential Agent.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Presidential Agent.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.00 price is found for Presidential Agent.
Picture of dust jacket where original $3.00 price is found for Presidential Agent.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Presidential Agent.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Presidential Agent.

Picture of the first edition Viking Press boards for Presidential Agent.
Picture of the first edition Viking Press boards for Presidential Agent.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Presidential Agent.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Presidential Agent.

Picture of the first edition title page for Presidential Agent.
Picture of the first edition title page for Presidential Agent.



Other first edition points for books by Upton Sinclair include: Dragon's Teeth, A World to Win.

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