The first edition of this great book was published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1971. It was 388 pages long, and the original retail price was $6.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: "First Printing" is stated on the copyright page with not references to subsequent printings. Dust jacket has photo of author on the back panel and no reviews anywhere on the jacket. Boards are red with blue metallic title on front, blue cloth spine with red lettering, and blue topstain.
Picture of the 1971 first edition dust jacket for Americana.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Americana.
Picture of dust jacket where original $6.95 price is found for Americana.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Americana.
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