The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1956. It was 251 pages long, and the original retail price was $3.50. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "first edition" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are dark gray cloth with white circle pattern on the front, and red circle pattern on the spine. There are multiple issues and states of the first edition dust jacket. The first issue jacket has black and blue printing.
The Field of Vision won the National Book Award.
This is a later state of the 1956 first edition dust jacket for The Field of Vision.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Field of Vision.
Picture of dust jacket where original $3.50 price is found for The Field of Vision.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Field of Vision.
Picture of the first edition Harcourt, Brace and Company boards for The Field of Vision.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Field of Vision.
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