First Edition Points and Criteria for Shadow Country

Year Published: 2008
Author Last Name: Matthiessen
Author First Name: Peter
Publisher: Modern Library
Original Price: $40.00
Pages: 892

Copyright page has full number line "2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1". Binding is gray cloth with gold lettering. Front DJ flap has a blurb by Don DeLillo. The dust jacket back has eight quotes on the back beginning with quotes by Richard Ford, Annie Dillard, Saul Bellow, and Joyce Carol Oates. The first edition was published by The Modern Library, which is unusual for this reprint publisher.

Shadow Country won the National Book Award.

Picture of the 2008 first edition dust jacket for Shadow Country.
Picture of the 2008 first edition dust jacket for Shadow Country.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Shadow Country.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Shadow Country.

Picture of dust jacket where original $40.00 price is found for Shadow Country.
Picture of dust jacket where original $40.00 price is found for Shadow Country.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Shadow Country.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Shadow Country.

Picture of the first edition Modern Library boards for Shadow Country.
Picture of the first edition Modern Library boards for Shadow Country.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Shadow Country.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Shadow Country.

Picture of the first edition title page for Shadow Country.
Picture of the first edition title page for Shadow Country.

Identification picture of Shadow Country.

Identification picture of Shadow Country.



Other first edition points for books by Peter Matthiessen include: Killing Mister Watson.

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