First Edition Points and Criteria for The Golden Apples

Year Published: 1949
Author Last Name: Welty
Author First Name: Eudora
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 244

The first edition of this collectible book was published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1949. It was 244 pages long, and the original retail price was $3.00. First edition criteria are: first edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are green with gold lettering on a maroon cloth spine. The first state dust jacket lacks any reviews on the front or back flaps. Later issue jackets have a review by Francis Steegmuller on the front flap, and a review by Hamilton Basso on the back flap.

Picture of the 1949 first edition dust jacket for The Golden Apples.
Picture of the 1949 first edition dust jacket for The Golden Apples.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Golden Apples.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Golden Apples.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.00 price is found for The Golden Apples.
Picture of dust jacket where original $3.00 price is found for The Golden Apples.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Golden Apples.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Golden Apples.

Picture of the first edition Harcourt, Brace and Company boards for The Golden Apples.
Picture of the first edition Harcourt, Brace and Company boards for The Golden Apples.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Golden Apples.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Golden Apples.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Golden Apples.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Golden Apples.

The front flap of the second issue dust jacket (on the left) has a review by
Francis
The front flap of the second issue dust jacket (on the left) has a review by Francis Steegmuller of N.Y. Times Book Review on the top. The front flap of the first issue dust jacket (on the right) lacks any reviews.

The back flap of the second issue dust jacket (on the left) has a review by
Hamilton
The back flap of the second issue dust jacket (on the left) has a review by Hamilton Basso of The New Yorker on the bottom. The back flap of the first issue dust jacket (on the right) lacks any reviews.



Other first edition points for books by Eudora Welty include: The Optimist's Daughter, Delta Wedding.

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