First Edition Points and Criteria for Brothers

Year Published: 2006
Author Last Name: Chen
Author First Name: Da
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
Original Price: $25.00
Pages: 421

FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page below full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Boards are black with gold lettering on a black spine. Back of the dust jacket has four reviews.

Many of the signed copies are accompanied with the addition of the author's hand stamped "chop" and a large Chinese symbol in black-ink brush calligraphy. The symbols that the author paints tends to vary. So far we have seen symbols for "Good Fortune", "Longevity", "Happiness", "Joy", and "Summer". These signed books are beautiful, very unique, and potentially collectible.

Picture of the 2006 first edition dust jacket for Brothers.
Picture of the 2006 first edition dust jacket for Brothers.

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

Picture of dust jacket where original $25.00 price is found for Brothers.
Picture of dust jacket where original $25.00 price is found for Brothers.

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

Picture of the first edition Shaye Areheart Books boards for Brothers.
Picture of the first edition Shaye Areheart Books boards for Brothers.

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

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

Here is an example of a signed copy that includes the author's hand stamped "chop"
Here is an example of a signed copy that includes the author's hand stamped "chop" and the hand-brushed Chinese calligraphy symbol for "Good Fortune".

Here is another example of a signed copy.  It too includes the author's hand stamped
Here is another example of a signed copy. It too includes the author's hand stamped "chop". This one has the hand-brushed Chinese calligraphy symbol for "Longevity".

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