First Edition Points and Criteria for Stallion Gate

Year Published: 1986
Author Last Name: Smith
Author First Name: Martin Cruz
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $17.95
Pages: 321

First Edition is stated below Random House number line "24689753" AND there is no book club dot on the back boards. Boards are blue/purple with silver lettering on a navy blue spine. The ISBN is present on the lower right corner of the dust jacket back panel.

Note: while the book club dust jacket can easily be identified by lack of price and lack of ISBN, the book itself states first edition with the same number line. The only difference between the true first edition book and the book club edition book is a small embossed dot on the back of the book club boards near the spine (see photo).

Picture of the 1986 first edition dust jacket for Stallion Gate.
Picture of the 1986 first edition dust jacket for Stallion Gate.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Stallion Gate.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Stallion Gate.

Picture of dust jacket where original $17.95 price is found for Stallion Gate.
Picture of dust jacket where original $17.95 price is found for Stallion Gate.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Stallion Gate.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Stallion Gate.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Stallion Gate.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Stallion Gate.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Stallion Gate.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Stallion Gate.

Picture of the first edition title page for Stallion Gate.
Picture of the first edition title page for Stallion Gate.

The book club edition of Stallion Gate lacks a price on the front flap.  This is
The book club edition of Stallion Gate lacks a price on the front flap. This is consistent with book club editions of most other books.

The book on the left is the true first edition.  Notice that it has the ISBN on the
The book on the left is the true first edition. Notice that it has the ISBN on the bottom right corner. The book on the rights is the book club edition which lacks the ISBN.

The book club edition and the true first edition both state "First Edition".  The only
The book club edition and the true first edition both state "First Edition". The only distinguishing feature is that the book club edition has a blind stamp on the back board near the spine.



Other first edition points for books by Martin Cruz Smith include: Nightwing, Gorky Park.

\"Nightwing" \"Gorky 

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