Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

1979

Godel, Escher, Bach

Hofstadter, Douglas

Basic Books

$18.50

777

The first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner was published by Basic Books in 1979. It was 777 pages long, and the original retail price was $18.50. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: Copyright page has the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Binding is brown cloth.

Godel, Escher, Bach won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. This book is classified in the following category: Science



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Picture of the 1979 first edition dust jacket for Godel, Escher, Bach.

Picture of the 1979 first edition dust jacket for Godel, Escher, Bach.

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Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Godel, Escher, Bach.

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Picture of the first edition Basic Books boards for Godel, Escher, Bach.

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r rodkin
February 11, 2011, 9:21 pm
what if the copyright page just has 10 9 8 7 6 at the bottom, and doesn't go all the way down to 1? does that mean it's first edition, fifth printing?


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