"First Edition: August 2008" is stated in the middle of the copyright page, with full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on the bottom. The copyright page lacks any mention of a special edition. Boards are black paper with silver lettering on the spine. The back of the dust jacket lacks any critical reviews or bestseller touts, but similar to Eclipse, the first issue dust jacket of Breaking Dawn does have touts for the other books in the series on the front cover and on the back flap.
Note: The novel ends on page 754. But then there are extra pages including a vampire index, acknowledgements, and an advertisement for the official guide coming December 30, 2008.
Picture of the 2008 first edition dust jacket for Breaking Dawn.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Breaking Dawn.
Picture of dust jacket where original $22.99 price is found for Breaking Dawn.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Breaking Dawn.
Picture of the first edition Little, Brown and Company (Megan Tingley Books) boards for Breaking Dawn.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Breaking Dawn.
Picture of the first edition title page for Breaking Dawn.
Other first edition points for books by Stephenie Meyer include: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, The Host.
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