First Edition Points and Criteria for Go Set a Watchman

Year Published: 2015
Author Last Name: Lee
Author First Name: Harper
Publisher: Harper Collins
Original Price: $27.99
Pages: 278

The first edition of Go Set a Watchman was published simultaneously in the United States by HarperCollins and in the United Kingdom by William Heinemann (a division of Random House). The UK first edition criteria is listed as a separate entry, and the US first edition criteria is listed below.

Copyright page states FIRST EDITION with full printing number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, a year number line beginning with 15 (15 16 17 18 19), and ISBN 978-0-06-240985-0. Boards are black textured paper with black paper spine. Dust Jacket has no critical reviews nor any statement of bestseller. Dust jacket features an illustration of a tree hanging over a railroad track with an approaching train. The back of the dust jacket has an illustration of the fictional town of Maycomb Alabama, and the single quote "Every man's island, Jean Louise, every man's watchman, is his conscience."

Note: The first edition was published on July 14, 2015, and at that time there were no limited or specially bound first editions produced by the publisher. Several book stores took the standard first edition, and created their own add-ons with special packaging, slipcases, and blindstamps. For example, The Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe in the author's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama affixed a blindstamp of their logo to the front end paper of every first edition they sold (see photos below), and laid in a document certifying that each book came from their store. Another bookstore in Homewood, Alabama sold some of their first editions in a leather slipcase designed by artist Nall. Other outlets bundled both a Watchman first edition and a modern printing of Mockingbird. These add-ons are not true publisher-produced special editions, but they might be desirable for those looking for something unique to enhance the mass-produced first edition which was reported to have a first printing run of 2 million copies.

Three months later, on October 27, 2015, HarperCollins issued a limited leather-bound edition with a copyright page that also stated FIRST EDITION with full printing number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and a year number line beginning with 15. But it has a different ISBN (978-0-06-245481-2). The issue price of this edition was $50.00, which is printed on a sticker placed on the back of the book. It is not a true first edition because it was issued three months later. But it is certainly less common than the true first.

On November 25, 2015, a month after the leather-bound edition was published, HarperCollins issued a signed collectors edition limited to just 500 copies. Again the copyright page stated FIRST EDITION with full printing number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and a year number line beginning with 15. But this edition also had a different ISBN (978-0-06-245491-1). Each of the 500 copies has a numbered page, signed by the author, and bound into the book. Each book was issued in a velvet lined cloth box. The issue price was $1,500.00, which is stated on the cardboard package box. While not a true first edition, it was issued in the same year as the first edition. It will likely become very collectible because it is signed and because there were only 500 copies produced.

Picture of the 2015 first edition dust jacket for Go Set a Watchman.
Picture of the 2015 first edition dust jacket for Go Set a Watchman.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Go Set a Watchman.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Go Set a Watchman.

Picture of dust jacket where original $27.99 price is found for Go Set a Watchman.
Picture of dust jacket where original $27.99 price is found for Go Set a Watchman.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Go Set a Watchman.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Go Set a Watchman.

Picture of the first edition Harper Collins boards for Go Set a Watchman.
Picture of the first edition Harper Collins boards for Go Set a Watchman.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Go Set a Watchman.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Go Set a Watchman.

Picture of the first edition title page for Go Set a Watchman.
Picture of the first edition title page for Go Set a Watchman.

The Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe in the author's hometown of Monroeville,
The Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe in the author's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama affixed a blindstamp of their logo to the front end paper of every first edition they sold.

The Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe in the author's hometown of Monroeville,
The Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe in the author's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama laid in a document in every first edition they sold certifying that each book came from their store. They also affixed a blindstamp of their logo to the front end paper.

In 2015, the U.S. publisher issued three editions of Go Set a Watchman. The true first
In 2015, the U.S. publisher issued three editions of Go Set a Watchman. The true first edition was published on July 15, 2015 with a first printing of 2 million copies. A limited leather-bound edition was published three months later (on October 27, 2015). A month after that, a signed Collector's Edition was published that was limited to 500 copies. The issue price was $1,500.

On October 27, 2015, HarperCollins issued a limited leather-bound edition of Go Set a
On October 27, 2015, HarperCollins issued a limited leather-bound edition of Go Set a Watchman.

The Limited Leather-bound Edition of Go Set a Watchman states FIRST EDITION with full
The Limited Leather-bound Edition of Go Set a Watchman states FIRST EDITION with full printing number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and a year number line beginning with 15. But it has a different ISBN than the true first edition.

The Limited Leather-bound Edition of Go Set a Watchman features gold end-papers with a
The Limited Leather-bound Edition of Go Set a Watchman features gold end-papers with a leaf pattern. The same end-papers are also found on the Collector's Edition.

A sticker place on the back of the Limited Leather-bound Edition indicates that the issue
A sticker place on the back of the Limited Leather-bound Edition indicates that the issue price was $50.00.

Title page from the Limited Leather-bound Edition of Go Set a Watchman is the same as the
Title page from the Limited Leather-bound Edition of Go Set a Watchman is the same as the title page from the true first edition.

The Limited Leather-bound Edition of Go Set a Watchman has gold page tops and a book
The Limited Leather-bound Edition of Go Set a Watchman has gold page tops and a book ribbon marker.

On November 27, 2015, HarperCollins issued a Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a
On November 27, 2015, HarperCollins issued a Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman that was limited to just 500 copies.

The Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman states FIRST EDITION with full
The Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman states FIRST EDITION with full printing number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and a year number line beginning with 15. But this edition also has a different ISBN (978-0-06-245491-1) than the true first.

The cardboard packaging issued with the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a
The cardboard packaging issued with the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman has a sticker that states the issue price as $1,500.

The back cover of the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman.
The back cover of the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman.

Each of the 500 copies of the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman has a
Each of the 500 copies of the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman has a numbered page that was signed by the author and bound into the book. The page states that the signed edition was specially bound by the publisher.

The title page of the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman is the same as
The title page of the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman is the same as the title page from the true first edition and the Limited Leather-bound Edition.

The Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman has gold page tops and a book
The Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman has gold page tops and a book ribbon marker just like the Limited Leather-bound Edition.

The Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman has gold end-papers with a leaf
The Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman has gold end-papers with a leaf pattern similar to the end-papers on the Limited Leather-bound Edition.

The Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman was issued in a velvet lined
The Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman was issued in a velvet lined cloth box.

Front of the velvet lined cloth box that contains the Signed Collector's Edition of
Front of the velvet lined cloth box that contains the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman.

Back of the velvet lined cloth box that contains the Signed Collector's Edition of Go
Back of the velvet lined cloth box that contains the Signed Collector's Edition of Go Set a Watchman.



Other first edition points for books by Harper Lee include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman (UK).

\"To \"Go 

Quick Search:

Search for other books in the FedPo database:

Book:



Market Value:

Use the pre-filled links below to find the market value of Go Set a Watchman. Remember that the dust jacket is an important part of any book, and so books without their original dust jackets typically have less value.

Book:


Abe Books, Passion for Books
Author:

Title:

Keywords:







Find Books, Save Up To 90% Alibris



Search by author:

by Title:

by Keyword or ISBN:









Popular on FEdPo:


Gone with the Wind  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (U.S.)  To Kill a Mockingbird  The Old Man and the Sea  The Catcher in the Rye  Catch-22  A Brief History of Time  The Hunt for Red October  The Great Gatsby  The Grapes of Wrath  In Cold Blood  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (U.S.)  East of Eden  Invisible Man  Of Mice And Men  The Thorn Birds  Slaughterhouse-Five  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  Out of Africa  Silent Spring  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  Stuart Little  The Pearl  Lolita  Jaws  The Manchurian Candidate  From Here to Eternity  The Caine Mutiny  Cold Mountain  For Whom the Bell Tolls  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  All the Pretty Horses  The Age of Innocence  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (U.S.)  Twilight  Profiles In Courage  The Good Earth  The Color Purple  Atonement  Roots  A Farewell to Arms  American Pastoral  The Road  The Moon is Down  The Natural  The Godfather  The World According to Garp  A Confederacy of Dunces  The Yearling  The Shipping News  Lonesome Dove  Gravity's Rainbow  The Exorcist  Moby Dick (Illustrated by Rockwell Kent)  House Made of Dawn  Years of Grace  All the Light We Cannot See  Interpreter of Maladies  Tales of the South Pacific  Scarlet Sister Mary  Blood Meridian  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (U.S.)  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (U.S.)  Tinkers  The Goldfinch  The Underground Railroad  Less  The Winter of Our Discontent  The Stories of John Cheever  The Corrections  The Wayward Bus  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms  Humboldt's Gift  The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (U.S.)  All the King's Men  Rabbit is Rich  Andersonville  The Clan of the Cave Bear  Godel, Escher, Bach  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  Death of a Salesman  Sophie's Choice  The Magic Barrel  The Magnificent Ambersons  The Fountainhead  The Naked and the Dead  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  Cry, the Beloved Country (US)  Interview with the Vampire  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay  Jurassic Park  J R  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (U.S.)  Shadow Country  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  Cannery Row  Early Autumn  Gilead  The Da Vinci Code  Advise and Consent  The Able McLaughlins  Alice Adams  All Quiet on the Western Front  The Firm  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (U.S.)  Black Sunday  The Adventures of Augie March  Collected Stories of William Faulkner  The Stand  Tortilla Flat  Into the Wild  Cry, the Beloved County (UK)  The Sympathizer  The Hunger Games  The Bridge of San Luis Rey  The Fixer  Lamb in his Bosom  A Thousand Acres  Elbow Room  Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer  One of Ours  The Known World  The Sun Also Rises  The Silence of the Lambs  Herzog  Neuromancer  Patriot Games  Atlas Shrugged  Infinite Jest  Into Thin Air  Born to Run  Now in November  A Bell For Adano  The Town  Empire Falls  Hiroshima  Rosemary's Baby  Across the River and into the Trees  The Secret History  The Amityville Horror  Goodbye, Columbus  Olive Kitteridge  Brief Interviews With Hideous Men  Independence Day  Dog Soldiers  Memoirs of a Geisha  Seabiscuit  Honey in the Horn  The Confessions of Nat Turner  Sweet Thursday  The Travels of Jaimie Mcpheeters  Dragon's Teeth  A Death in the Family  Laughing Boy  Journey in the Dark  Foreign Affairs  So Big  Beloved  His Family  Middlesex  The Hobbit  Nineteen Eighty-Four  Breakfast at Tiffany's  Dune  Babbitt  Men Without Women  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter  Doctor Zhivago (UK)  The Complete Stories  Other Voices, Other Rooms  Life of Pi  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep  Ulysses (American Edition)  Outlander  The Wapshot Chronicle  On the Road  The Executioner's Song  Ironweed  The Keepers of the House  The Store  The Killer Angels  The Hours  A Separate Peace (U.S.)  Who Moved my Cheese?  Watership Down (U.S.)  The Bonfire of the Vanities  Digital Fortress  Middle Passage  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  Schindler's List (U.S.)  Angela's Ashes  In the Heart of the Sea  Franny and Zooey  The Spectator Bird  Song of Solomon  Red Storm Rising  Love Medicine  The Tale Of Despereaux  Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All  The Perfect Storm  The Sellout  

Disclaimer: This website is intended to help guide you and give you insight into what to look for when identifying first editions. The information is compiled from the experience of reputable collectors and dealers in the industry. Gathering and updating information about these books is more an art than a science, and new identication criteria and points of issue are sometimes discovered that may contradict currently accepted identification points. This means that the information presented here may not always be 100% accurate. If you spot a mistake, drop us an e-mail and we will do our best to investigate and correct it.