The first edition of this intriguing work was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1977. It was 257 pages long, and the original retail price was $8.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First printing, 1977" is stated on the copyright page with no mention of subsequent printings. Boards are orange cloth with red top stain. Dust jacket has no reviews. Back of dust jacket has photo of the author and his grandson.
Picture of the 1977 first edition dust jacket for Lancelot.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Lancelot.
Picture of dust jacket where original $8.95 price is found for Lancelot.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Lancelot.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for Lancelot.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Lancelot.
Other first edition points for books by Walker Percy include: The Moviegoer.
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