"First Edition: September 2007" is stated in the middle of the copyright page, with full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on the bottom. The copyright page lacks any mention of a special edition, and the boards are black paper with silver lettering on the spine. Unlike the first editions of Twilight and New Moon, the author's first name is present on the book spine. But like Twilight and New Moon, the back of the dust jacket lacks any critical reviews or bestseller touts. Similar to the New Moon first issue jacket, the first issue dust jacket of Eclipse does have touts (for Twilight and New Moon) on the front cover and on the back flap. The price on the front dust jacket flap is $18.99.
Note: A special edition was published a year later. It too has a full number line, but it states "First Hardcover Edition: August 2007", followed by "First Special Edition: May 2008". The boards on the special edition are pictorial rather than black, and the dust jacket clearly states that it is a special edition. The back of the special edition dust jacket has touts, and the reverse side of the dust jacket is a full-color poster. Also, the price listed on special edition dust jacket is $19.99.
Picture of the 2007 first edition dust jacket for Eclipse.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Eclipse.
Picture of dust jacket where original $18.99 price is found for Eclipse.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Eclipse.
Picture of the first edition Little, Brown and Company (Megan Tingley Books) boards for Eclipse.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Eclipse.
Picture of the first edition title page for Eclipse.
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