First Edition Points and Criteria for Killing Mister Watson

Year Published: 1990
Author Last Name: Matthiessen
Author First Name: Peter
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $21.95
Pages: 372

First Edition is stated below Random House number line "24689753". Board are hunter green with black cloth spine. Author's initials on front of boards in gold. Spine lettering is also gold. Back dust jacket flap has photo of author. Back dust jacket panel has four reviews by William Styron, The New York Times, Jim Harrison, and Don DeLillo.

This book is the first in a trio that includes Lost Man's River and Bone by Bone. The three books were later reworked and published as Shadow Country, which won the 2008 National Book Award for Fiction.

Picture of the 1990 first edition dust jacket for Killing Mister Watson.
Picture of the 1990 first edition dust jacket for Killing Mister Watson.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Killing Mister Watson.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Killing Mister Watson.

Picture of dust jacket where original $21.95 price is found for Killing Mister Watson.
Picture of dust jacket where original $21.95 price is found for Killing Mister Watson.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Killing Mister Watson.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Killing Mister Watson.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Killing Mister Watson.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Killing Mister Watson.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Killing Mister Watson.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Killing Mister Watson.

Picture of the first edition title page for Killing Mister Watson.
Picture of the first edition title page for Killing Mister Watson.

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Other first edition points for books by Peter Matthiessen include: Shadow Country.

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