The first edition of this Oprah Book Club pick was published by Viking Press in 1995. It was 740 pages long, and the original retail price was $24.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: "First published in 1995 by Viking Penguin" is stated on the copyright page above full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". The boards are black with black cloth spine and gold lettering.
Picture of the 1995 first edition dust jacket for Songs in Ordinary Time.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Songs in Ordinary Time.
Picture of dust jacket where original $24.95 price is found for Songs in Ordinary Time.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Songs in Ordinary Time.
Picture of the first edition Viking Press boards for Songs in Ordinary Time.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Songs in Ordinary Time.
Picture of the first edition title page for Songs in Ordinary Time.
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