The true first was a signed numbered edition limited to 750 copies. The market price ranges from $1,000 to $4,000.
Below is the first trade edition. First edition is not stated. No other statements of printings should be present on copyright page. First state book has dark grey top edge stain and Chocktaw rather than Choctaw on page 21. The first issue dust jacket has E. McKnight Kauffer misspelled as M. McKnight Kauffer. The dust jacket spine tends to fade. The market price for the first trade edition is between $150 and $850.
Picture of the 1951 first edition dust jacket for Requiem for a Nun.
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