First Edition Points and Criteria for The Cruel Sea

Year Published: 1951
Author Last Name: Monsarrat
Author First Name: Nicholas
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $4.00
Pages: 508

The first edition of this great read was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1951. It was 508 pages long, and the original retail price was $4.00. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with no references to subsequent printings. Blue cloth boards with embossed design of Neptune on the front.

Picture of the 1951 first edition dust jacket for The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the 1951 first edition dust jacket for The Cruel Sea.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Cruel Sea.

Picture of dust jacket where original $4.00 price is found for The Cruel Sea.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.00 price is found for The Cruel Sea.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Cruel Sea.

Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Cruel Sea.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Cruel Sea.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Cruel Sea.

Identification picture of The Cruel Sea.

Identification picture of The Cruel Sea.

The first edition has no Book Club depression on the corner of the back board.  Please
The first edition has no Book Club depression on the corner of the back board. Please note that the publisher's Borzoi logo is embossed on the true first edition and should not be confused with the book club depression.

This is the copyright page for the second printing, which is often confused for the true
This is the copyright page for the second printing, which is often confused for the true first edition. The true first edition states "FIRST EDITION". It does not state "FIRST AND SECOND PRINTINGS BEFORE PUBLICATION".

Quick Search:

Search for other books in the FedPo database:

Book:



Market Value:

Use the pre-filled links below to find the market value of The Cruel Sea. Remember that the dust jacket is an important part of any book, and so books without their original dust jackets typically have less value.

Book:


Abe Books, Passion for Books
Author:

Title:

Keywords:







Find Books, Save Up To 90% Alibris



Search by author:

by Title:

by Keyword or ISBN:









Popular on FEdPo:


Stuart Little  Jaws  The Old Man and the Sea  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (U.S.)  Gone with the Wind  The Grapes of Wrath  Tales of the South Pacific  Outlander  Out of Africa  The Edge of Sadness  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  Catch-22  A Brief History of Time  All the Pretty Horses  To Kill a Mockingbird  The Caine Mutiny  Lolita  The Godfather  The Catcher in the Rye  The Reivers  The Good Earth  In Cold Blood  For Whom the Bell Tolls  The Hunt for Red October  Death of a Salesman  Cannery Row  A Confederacy of Dunces  Cold Mountain  A Death in the Family  The Stories of John Cheever  So Big  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (U.S.)  The Natural  From Here to Eternity  A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (U.S.)  A Farewell to Arms  Twilight  The Color Purple  The Age of Innocence  The Magnificent Ambersons  Atonement  

Disclaimer: This website is intended to help guide you and give you insight into what to look for when identifying first editions. The information is compiled from the experience of reputable collectors and dealers in the industry. Gathering and updating information about these books is more an art than a science, and new identication criteria and points of issue are sometimes discovered that may contradict currently accepted identification points. This means that the information presented here may not always be 100% accurate.