The first edition of this popular work was published by Farrar, Straus and Company in 1963. It was 212 pages long, and the original retail price was $4.50. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "FIRST PRINTING, 1963" is stated on the copyright page. gray boards with red, white and black lettering. Black cloth spine with silver lettering. Red top stain.
Picture of the 1963 first edition dust jacket for Idiots First.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Idiots First.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.50 price is found for Idiots First.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Idiots First.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Company boards for Idiots First.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Idiots First.
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