First Edition Points and Criteria for The Known World

Year Published: 2003
Author Last Name: Jones
Author First Name: Edward P.
Publisher: Amistad
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 388

FIRST EDTION 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. Boards are light beige with copper lettering on a gray textured spine. Book is 9.25 inches tall. Back of dust jacket has two reviews for The Known World by Jeffrey Lent and Peter Matthiessen; and three reviews for Lost in the City.

Warning: the book club edition also states first edition, and also has a full number line. But the boards are black, and the book is shorter than the true first.

The Known World won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Picture of the 2003 first edition dust jacket for The Known World.
Picture of the 2003 first edition dust jacket for The Known World.

Identification picture of The Known World.

Identification picture of The Known World.

Identification picture of The Known World.

Identification picture of The Known World.

Autograph: Signature of Edward P. Jones.
Autograph: Signature of Edward P. Jones.

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