The first edition of this modern classic Diana Gabaldon book was published by Delacorte Press in 1991. It was 627 pages long, and the original retail price was $20.00 . The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: Copyright page has full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" below "July 1991". Boards are red with gold lettering on a black cloth spine. Dust jacket carries price of $20.00 on the front flap, and there are no reviews anywhere on the dust jacket. Cover art is by Kinuko Y. Craft.
Picture of the 1991 first edition dust jacket for Outlander.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Outlander.
Picture of dust jacket where original $20.00 price is found for Outlander.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Outlander.
Picture of the first edition Delacorte Press boards for Outlander.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Outlander.
Picture of the first edition title page for Outlander.
The first issue dust jacket has a $20.00 price. The later issue jacket is from a seventh printing and has a $22.95 price.
The first issue dust jacket (right) has "52000" over the smaller bar code, while later issue jackets like this seventh printing (left) has “52295” over the smaller bar code.
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