Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

1965

Dune

Herbert, Frank

Chilton Books

$5.95

412

The first edition of this classic Frank Herbert book was published by Chilton Books in 1965. It was 412 pages long, and the original retail price was $5.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: First Edition is stated on the copyright page with no mention of subsequent printings and no ISBN. First issue boards are blue with white lettering on the spine, and gray end papers. Back dust jacket flap has four lines of publisher identification on the bottom beginning with "CHILTON BOOKS".



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Picture of the 1965 first edition dust jacket for Dune.

Picture of the 1965 first edition dust jacket for Dune.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Dune.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Dune.

Picture of dust jacket where original $5.95 price is found for Dune.

Picture of dust jacket where original $5.95 price is found for Dune.

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

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

Picture of the first edition Chilton Books boards for Dune.

Picture of the first edition Chilton Books boards for Dune.

Identification picture of Dune.
The cover art on the book club edition (the one on the right) is more "zoomed in" than

The cover art on the book club edition (the one on the right) is more "zoomed in" than the cover art on the true first edition (on the left).

The flap on the left is from the first issue dust jacket.  The flap on the right is from

The flap on the left is from the first issue dust jacket. The flap on the right is from a later issue dust jacket.


Michael Foley
February 20, 2010, 8:16 pm
What about the Chilton Book that does not say 1st edition that is 507 pages, is this a Book of the Month issue??
steve
May 28, 2011, 10:43 am
Michael, I have a 1st edition Dune;Copyright (circle) "c" 1965 by Frank Herbert all right reserved Published in Philadelphia by Chilton Book Company and simultaneously in Ontario, Canada by Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd. however instead of the powder blue I have a rust colored book with a total pages of 507, maps and appendixes (four) in back and a terminology of the Imperium at the beginning. Dust jacket was torn some what and like a dummy I threw it away years ago. Do I have something of value or just a keepsake? Will add images to those who would like too see. Thank you.
Steve
steve
June 13, 2011, 4:10 pm
nobody reads this anymore.....????
steve
June 22, 2011, 9:13 pm
hello???
Tom
June 22, 2011, 10:09 pm
Sounds like a book club edition. Especially if it does not state First Edition on the second line. The book club editions I have seen have a slight difference in color between the spine and the boards.
steve
June 26, 2011, 11:37 am
thank you Tom...just my luck...so the book is just that... A book?


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