First Edition Points and Criteria for Birdy

Year Published: 1979
Author Last Name: Wharton
Author First Name: William
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 310

The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1979. It was 310 pages long, and the original retail price was $8.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are blue with gilt lettering on a white cloth spine. There is a wing blind-stamped on the front board, and a pale blue top stain to the pages. Back of dust jacket has a single review - by Kirkus Reviews.

Birdy was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the National Book Award winner.

Picture of the 1979 first edition dust jacket for Birdy.
Picture of the 1979 first edition dust jacket for Birdy.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Birdy.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Birdy.

Picture of dust jacket where original $8.95 price is found for Birdy.
Picture of dust jacket where original $8.95 price is found for Birdy.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Birdy.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Birdy.

Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for Birdy.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for Birdy.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Birdy.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Birdy.

Picture of the first edition title page for Birdy.
Picture of the first edition title page for Birdy.

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