The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Random House in 1968. It was 148 pages long, and the original retail price was $4.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page. Boards are beige with maroon cloth spine and orange top stain. Back of dust jacket has photo of the author and six reviews for The Painted Bird beginning with a blurb from Arthur Miller.
Picture of the 1968 first edition dust jacket for Steps.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Steps.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for Steps.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Steps.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Steps.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Steps.
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