First Edition Points and Criteria for Big As Life

Year Published: 1966
Author Last Name: Doctorow
Author First Name: E.L.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Original Price: $4.95
Pages: 218

At this point in time it is safe to say that any copy of this book is a first edition. This is because Big As Life has never been reprinted. FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page. Bound in red cloth with gilt spine printing and red topstain. Dust jacket lacks any review blurbs.

Big As Life was the author's second book. From the dust jacket - "On a spring morning two immense, seemingly immobile, naked human figures appear in New York harbor. They tower over the skyline. The routine life of the city is shattered, the population convulsed. Thousands die. Crowds flee in panic."

Picture of the 1966 first edition dust jacket for Big As Life.
Picture of the 1966 first edition dust jacket for Big As Life.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Big As Life.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Big As Life.

Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for Big As Life.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for Big As Life.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Big As Life.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Big As Life.

Picture of the first edition Simon and Schuster boards for Big As Life.
Picture of the first edition Simon and Schuster boards for Big As Life.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Big As Life.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Big As Life.

Identification picture of Big As Life.



Other first edition points for books by E.L. Doctorow include: Ragtime, The March, The Book of Daniel, World's Fair.

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