First Edition is stated on the copyright page with no references to subsequent printings. Boards are black cloth with gold lettering on spine and blind stamped title on the front. Dust Jacket back flap has photo of author with a biography that mentions only Song of Solomon, and has "9/77" on the lower left corner. The back panel has four reviews for Sula, three reviews for The Bluest Eye, and the ISBN on the lower right corner.
Song of Solomon is an Oprah's Book Club selection.
Picture of the 1977 first edition dust jacket for Song of Solomon.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Song of Solomon.
Picture of dust jacket where original $8.95 price is found for Song of Solomon.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Song of Solomon.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for Song of Solomon.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Song of Solomon.
Picture of the first edition title page for Song of Solomon.
Other first edition points for books by Toni Morrison include: Beloved, Tar Baby, Paradise, Sula.
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