The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Houghton Mifflin
in 1977. It was 386 pages long, and the original retail price was $10.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: Copyright page has full number line "S 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Back of dust jacket has blurbs by Vance Bourjaily, Ann Beattie, and Douglas Day.
Picture of the 1977 first edition dust jacket for Blood Tie.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Blood Tie.
Picture of dust jacket where original $10.95 price is found for Blood Tie.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Blood Tie.
Picture of the first edition Houghton Mifflin
boards for Blood Tie.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Blood Tie.
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