The first edition of this nice read was published by Random House in 1968. It was 242 pages long, and the original retail price was $4.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page. Boards are blue-gray with light blue cloth spine and blue-green top stain. Back dust jacket flap has a photo of the author. Photos courtesy of Dan Baranow.
Picture of the 1968 first edition dust jacket for Outer Dark.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Outer Dark.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for Outer Dark.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Outer Dark.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Outer Dark.
This is the front and back dust jacket flaps for Outer Dark.
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