The first edition of this classic Larry McMurtry book was published by Simon and Schuster
in 1975. It was 410 pages long, and the original retail price was $9.95. First edition criteria are: Copyright page has full number line "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10". tan paper boards with brown cloth spine. Back of dust jacket has eight blurbs. Price is on the bottom of the front flap.
Picture of the 1975 first edition dust jacket for Terms of Endearment.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Terms of Endearment.
Picture of dust jacket where original $9.95 price is found for Terms of Endearment.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Terms of Endearment.
Picture of the first edition Simon and Schuster
boards for Terms of Endearment.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Terms of Endearment.
Other first edition points for books by Larry McMurtry include: Lonesome Dove.
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