"First Edition: September 2006" is stated in the middle of the copyright page, with full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on the bottom. Boards are black paper with silver lettering on the spine. Similar to the first edition of Twilight, the author's first name is not present on the book spine, nor on the dust jacket spine; and like Twilight, the back of the dust jacket lacks any critical reviews or bestseller touts. It instead has a simple 14 line quote from the book. But unlike the Twilight first issue jacket, the first issue dust jacket of New Moon does have touts (for Twilight) on the front cover and on the back flap. The price on the front dust jacket flap is $17.99.
According to the Advance Reading Copy, the first printing of New Moon consisted of 100,000 copies.
Note: Later printings have more pages than the first edition does. This is because later editions have "sneak peek" portion of the next book in the sequel, Eclipse. This additional material may account for why the number of pages tends to vary on seller listings.
Picture of the 2006 first edition dust jacket for New Moon.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for New Moon.
Picture of dust jacket where original $17.99 price is found for New Moon.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of New Moon.
Picture of the first edition Little, Brown and Company (Megan Tingley Books) boards for New Moon.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of New Moon.
Picture of the first edition title page for New Moon.
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