First Edition Points and Criteria for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Year Published: 2000
Author Last Name: Chabon
Author First Name: Michael
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $26.95
Pages: 639

The first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner was published by Random House in 2000. It was 639 pages long, and the original retail price was $26.95. First edition criteria are: Copyright page states "2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3" and "FIRST EDITION". Back of dust jacket has no reviews. Boards are white paper with colored threads and "MC" embossed on the front. The spine is the same color but in cloth.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Picture of the 2000 first edition dust jacket for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and
Picture of the 2000 first edition dust jacket for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Picture of dust jacket where original $26.95 price is found for The Amazing Adventures of
Picture of dust jacket where original $26.95 price is found for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Amazing Adventures of
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Amazing Adventures of
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

The front flap of the first issue dustjacket says "SEIZE FOOL" in a gray speech bubble.
The front flap of the first issue dustjacket says "SEIZE FOOL" in a gray speech bubble. On later jackets, the speech bubble is beige.

The back of the first issue dust jacket has no reviews like the one on the left.  The
The back of the first issue dust jacket has no reviews like the one on the left. The jacket on the right is from a fifth printing.

The first edition has colored threads on white paper with a white cloth spine.  Later
The first edition has colored threads on white paper with a white cloth spine. Later printings have cream paper and no threads.



Other first edition points for books by Michael Chabon include: Summerland, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.

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