First Edition Points and Criteria for The Birds Fall Down

Year Published: 1966
Author Last Name: West
Author First Name: Rebecca
Publisher: Viking
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 435

The first edition of this popular work was published by Viking in 1966. It was 435 pages long, and the original retail price was $5.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First published in 1966 by The Viking Press, Inc." is stated on the copyright page. There should be no book club mark on bottom corner of the back board (see last photo).

Picture of the 1966 first edition dust jacket for The Birds Fall Down.
Picture of the 1966 first edition dust jacket for The Birds Fall Down.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Birds Fall Down.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Birds Fall Down.

Picture of dust jacket where original $5.95 price is found for The Birds Fall Down.
Picture of dust jacket where original $5.95 price is found for The Birds Fall Down.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Birds Fall Down.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Birds Fall Down.

Picture of the first edition Viking boards for The Birds Fall Down.
Picture of the first edition Viking boards for The Birds Fall Down.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Birds Fall Down.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Birds Fall Down.

Identification picture of The Birds Fall Down.

Identification picture of The Birds Fall Down.

The top book is the true first edition.  The bottom book is the book club edition.  Note
The top book is the true first edition. The bottom book is the book club edition. Note how it has the book club mark (indentation) on the bottom corner.

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