First Edition Points and Criteria for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Year Published: 1989
Author Last Name: Gurganus
Author First Name: Allan
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $21.95
Pages: 718

The first edition of this popular book was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1989. It was 718 pages long, and the original retail price was $21.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are blue with gold lettering on maroon cloth spine. No reviews on dust jacket, and dust jacket is unchanged through at least the eighth printing. Gurganus created the dust jacket calligraphy on the front and spine.

Picture of the 1989 first edition dust jacket for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells
Picture of the 1989 first edition dust jacket for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Picture of dust jacket where original $21.95 price is found for Oldest Living Confederate
Picture of dust jacket where original $21.95 price is found for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Oldest Living Confederate Widow
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for Oldest Living Confederate Widow
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Oldest Living Confederate
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Picture of the first edition title page for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.
Picture of the first edition title page for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Gurganus signed this book in a style similar to his calligraphy on the dust jacket.
Gurganus signed this book in a style similar to his calligraphy on the dust jacket.



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