First Edition Points and Criteria for The Confessions of Nat Turner

Year Published: 1967
Author Last Name: Styron
Author First Name: William
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 428

"First Printing" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are black cloth with silver lettering, brown/maroon top stain, and no book club blind stamp on the bottom right corner of the back. Price of $6.95 is found on the upper right corner of the front dust jacket flap, and "10/67" is on the bottom.

500 copies of the first edition were printed on special paper, specially bound in reddish/orange cloth with silver lettering over black on the spine, and issued in an orange slip case. They were signed by the author and numbered on a special page.

The Confessions of Nat Turner won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This book is also one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels. Other Time 100 Novels include Herzog and Slaughterhouse-Five

Picture of the 1967 first edition dust jacket for The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Picture of the 1967 first edition dust jacket for The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Picture of dust jacket where original $6.95 price is found for The Confessions of Nat
Picture of dust jacket where original $6.95 price is found for The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Confessions of Nat
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Identification picture of The Confessions of Nat Turner.

The dust jacket spine is susceptible to sunning like the one on top.
The dust jacket spine is susceptible to sunning like the one on top.

This is a one of the 500 copies that were specially signed, numbered, and bound.  It was
This is a one of the 500 copies that were specially signed, numbered, and bound. It was issued in an orange slip case.

This is the signed and numbered page from one of the 500 copies that were specially
This is the signed and numbered page from one of the 500 copies that were specially signed and bound.

This is the boards from one of the 500 specially signed and numbered copies.
This is the boards from one of the 500 specially signed and numbered copies.

Identification picture of The Confessions of Nat Turner.



Other first edition points for books by William Styron include: Set This House On Fire, Lie Down in Darkness, Sophie's Choice.

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