First Edition Points and Criteria for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Year Published: 1943
Author Last Name: Smith
Author First Name: Betty
Publisher: Harper and Brothers
Original Price: $2.75
Pages: 443

The first edition of this classic Betty Smith book was published by Harper and Brothers in 1943. It was 443 pages long, and the original retail price was $2.75. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page above "D-S" and below "8-43". Binding is green cloth with paper spine label. $2.75 price is on the upper corner of the front dust jacket flap, and "5338" is on the bottom.

Picture of the 1943 first edition dust jacket for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Picture of the 1943 first edition dust jacket for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Picture of dust jacket where original $2.75 price is found for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Picture of dust jacket where original $2.75 price is found for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Picture of the first edition Harper and Brothers boards for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Picture of the first edition Harper and Brothers boards for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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