The true first edition carries "First Edition" and H-H (August 1933) on copyright page. The book is black cloth with gold letters. The first printing jacket carries a quote from Anne Parrish across the top and a price of $2.00. The Anne Parrish quote say "What a beautiful book - Beautiful and deeply moving". Later printing dust jackets reference the Pulitzer Prize across the top and carry a price of $2.50. First printings are extremely scarce and rarely offered for sale.
Picture of the 1933 first edition dust jacket for Lamb in his Bosom.
This photo contrasts the first edition dust jacket with that from a sixteenth printing from July 1934. Notice the sixteenth printing is taller, and has a "Pulitzer Prize Edition" sticker attached to the front.
On the left is the true first edition, and on the right is a sixteenth printing. The sixteenth printing is taller and has red boards rather than black.
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