First Edition Points and Criteria for Cry, the Beloved County (UK)

Year Published: 1948
Author Last Name: Paton
Author First Name: Alan
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Original Price: 9s. 6d. net
Pages: 269

The first UK edition states FIRST PUBLISHED 1948 on the copyright page. Boards are beige cloth with maroon lettering. Dust jacket features three-color artwork. The 9s.6d. net price is located on the bottom of front dust jacket flap, and the back flap features a promotion for the periodical "Now and Then".

Note: Cry, the Beloved County was first published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1948. However, the UK edition published by Jonathan Cape seems to be more collectible, perhaps because The artwork on the UK edition is more attractive.

Picture of the 1948 first edition dust jacket for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).
Picture of the 1948 first edition dust jacket for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).

Picture of dust jacket where original 9s. 6d. net price is found for Cry, the Beloved
Picture of dust jacket where original 9s. 6d. net price is found for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Cry, the Beloved County (UK).
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Cry, the Beloved County (UK).

Picture of the first edition Jonathan Cape boards for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).
Picture of the first edition Jonathan Cape boards for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Cry, the Beloved County
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Cry, the Beloved County (UK).

Picture of the first edition title page for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).
Picture of the first edition title page for Cry, the Beloved County (UK).



Other first edition points for books by Alan Paton include: Cry, the Beloved Country (US).

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