First edition followed by A B C D E is stated on the copyright page. Boards are quarter bound - white spine with light blue-green boards. Character's name is spelled "Miyomoto" on the first printing of the book. It was later changed to "Miyamoto". Dust Jacket has price of $21.95 on upper right of front flap and carries the uncorrected spelling of "Miyomoto" instead of "Miyamoto". Dust jackets from as late as the third printing also have the $21.95 price, and still carry the misspelling even after the spelling is corrected in the book. But at some point after that, the price was increased to $22.00, and the spelling was corrected to "Miyamoto". The back of the jacket has 4 reviews - by Colin Harrison, Charles Johnson, Timothy Egan, and Kirkus Reviews.
Snow Falling On Cedars won the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Picture of the 1994 first edition dust jacket for Snow Falling On Cedars.
Dust Jacket has price of $21.95 on upper right of front flap and carries the uncorrected spelling of "Miyomoto" instead of "Miyamoto".
The main character's name is spelled "Miyomoto" instead of "Miyamoto" on the first issue dust jacket.
The main character's name is spelled "Miyomoto" instead of "Miyamoto" in the true first edition of Snow Falling on Cedars.
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