First Edition is stated below 24689753 number line on the copyright page. Boards are black with black cloth spine and gold lettering. Dust jacket has original price of $24.95 on the front flap, and no reference to audio book on the back flap. Flatsigned versions are rare because the author seldoms signs directly on the book. Signed versions typically have signed book plates.
Seabiscuit is classified in the following categories: History, Sports
Picture of the 2001 first edition dust jacket for Seabiscuit.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Seabiscuit.
Picture of dust jacket where original $24.95 price is found for Seabiscuit.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Seabiscuit.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Seabiscuit.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Seabiscuit.
The book on the top is a first printing, and the book underneath it is a fifth printing. Notice that the first printing has a black cloth spine, while the fifth printing has solid black paper boards.
The flap on the left is from a first printing, and the flap on the right is from a Fifth printing. Notice that the Fifth printing flap says "Also available from Random House AudioBooks" underneath the author's biography. The dust jackets are otherwise identical.
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