First Edition Points and Criteria for Coming of Age in Samoa

Year Published: 1928
Author Last Name: Mead
Author First Name: Margaret
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 297

Title page states MCMXXVIII (1928), and copyright page states copyright 1928 by William Morrow & Company with no mention of subsequent printings. Boards are blue with silver palms on front cover and silver lettering on the spine. Dust Jacket cover features an illustration of a young Samoan couple. The dust jacket cover lacks review blurbs, but it does have the following subheading: "A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilization.."

Picture of the 1928 first edition dust jacket for Coming of Age in Samoa.
Picture of the 1928 first edition dust jacket for Coming of Age in Samoa.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Coming of Age in Samoa.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Coming of Age in Samoa.

These are the boards from the original William Morrow first edition of Coming of Age in
These are the boards from the original William Morrow first edition of Coming of Age in Samoa.

This is the title page from the first edition of Coming of Age in Samoa.
This is the title page from the first edition of Coming of Age in Samoa.

The first edition dust jacket of Coming of Age in Samoa has no reviews on the front like
The first edition dust jacket of Coming of Age in Samoa has no reviews on the front like the book on the left. Later issue dust jackets like the one from a third printing on the right has a review across the top by George A. Dorsey, author of Why We Behave Like Human Beings.

This copyright page from the third printing of Coming of Age in Samoa clearly lists
This copyright page from the third printing of Coming of Age in Samoa clearly lists subsequent printings and provides an early printing history.

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