FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the bottom. Boards are white with black spine, and silver lettering. Back of dust jacket has six reviews - by San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Sunday Globe, New York Times, Miami Herald, Washington Post Book World, and USA Today.
Some first editions were specially bound by the publisher with an unnumbered tipped-in signature page. Other first editions have a limitation page as part of Powell's Indiespensable subscription club - the Powell's books were signed and issued in a custom blue slipcase. These special copies do not proceed the standard first editions.
Picture of the 2010 first edition dust jacket for Shadow Tag.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Shadow Tag.
Picture of dust jacket where original $25.99 price is found for Shadow Tag.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Shadow Tag.
Picture of the first edition Harper Collins boards for Shadow Tag.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Shadow Tag.
Picture of the first edition title page for Shadow Tag.
This is the publisher's tipped-in signature page from the specially bound signed first edition of Shadow Tag.
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