First Edition Points and Criteria for Het puttertje

Year Published: 2013
Author Last Name: Tartt
Author First Name: Donna
Publisher: De Bezige Bij
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Pages: 925

This is Dutch translation of Donna Tartt's 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Goldfinch. It was published in September 2013 - one month before the first US and UK editions.

2013 is stated on the title page, no additional statement of printing (druk) is present on copyright page. Boards are white paper with gold lettering on the spine. Book has an attached gold ribbon book mark. Endpapers are orange (they are brown on later printings). Back of dust jacket has photo of the author and no reviews - the only text on the back begins with "De auteur van de bestsellers". Back dust jacket flap has just two reviews - One for De verborgen geschiedenis (The Secret History) by NRC Handelsblad and the other for De kleine vriend (The Little Friend) by HP/DE Tijd.

Picture of the 2013 first edition dust jacket for Het puttertje.
Picture of the 2013 first edition dust jacket for Het puttertje.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Het puttertje.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Het puttertje.

Picture of the front dust jacket flap for the first edition of Het puttertje.
Picture of the front dust jacket flap for the first edition of Het puttertje.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Het puttertje.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Het puttertje.

Picture of the first edition De Bezige Bij boards for Het puttertje.
Picture of the first edition De Bezige Bij boards for Het puttertje.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Het puttertje.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Het puttertje.

Picture of the first edition title page for Het puttertje.
Picture of the first edition title page for Het puttertje.

The back of the first issue dust jacket on the left has no reviews - just the words "De
The back of the first issue dust jacket on the left has no reviews - just the words "De auteur van de bestsellers De verborgen geschiedenis en De kleine vriend is terug met een grootse en geniale roman." The dust jacket on the right is from a fourth printing. It has a review (by De Volkskrant).

On the left is the back dust jacket flap from a first edition. Note that it only has two
On the left is the back dust jacket flap from a first edition. Note that it only has two reviews. On the right is a later issue flap from a fourth printing. It has two additional reviews.

This fourth printing copyright page lists the month and year of the first four printings.
This fourth printing copyright page lists the month and year of the first four printings. Note that the month of the first printing (eerste druk) is september 2013 - one month before the US and UK publication date.



Other first edition points for books by Donna Tartt include: The Secret History, The Goldfinch.

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