First Edition Points and Criteria for A Bell For Adano

Year Published: 1944
Author Last Name: Hersey
Author First Name: John
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $2.50
Pages: 269

The first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1944. It was 269 pages long, and the original retail price was $2.50. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: "First Edition" is stated, with no other references to printing. The first printing has olive cloth with large picture of italian buildings.

A Bell For Adano won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Picture of the 1944 first edition dust jacket for A Bell For Adano.
Picture of the 1944 first edition dust jacket for A Bell For Adano.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for A Bell For Adano.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for A Bell For Adano.

Picture of dust jacket where original $2.50 price is found for A Bell For Adano.
Picture of dust jacket where original $2.50 price is found for A Bell For Adano.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of A Bell For Adano.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of A Bell For Adano.

Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for A Bell For Adano.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for A Bell For Adano.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of A Bell For Adano.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of A Bell For Adano.

The BORZOI dog stamp on the back of the first edition board is a publisher stamp. It is
The BORZOI dog stamp on the back of the first edition board is a publisher stamp. It is not a book club blind stamp.

Autograph: Signature of John Hersey.
Autograph: Signature of John Hersey.



Other first edition points for books by John Hersey include: Hiroshima, Antonietta.

\"Hiroshima" \"Antonietta" 

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