The true first edition was published in the UK. 1932 is stated on the bottom of the title page. Copyright page simply says "COPYRIGHT" in the center with information about the printer on the bottom. Boards are blue cloth with gold lettering. Dust jacket has price on the bottom of the front flap and advertisements for Macmillan's new works of fiction on the back panel. The back flap is blank. There is apparently a first state with a dropped "t", on page 40, line 18; but we have not yet discovered a copy with this error and cannot confirm it.
Picture of the 1932 first edition dust jacket for The Fountain.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Fountain.
Picture of dust jacket where original 7/6 NET price is found for The Fountain.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Fountain.
Picture of the first edition MacMillan and Company boards for The Fountain.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Fountain.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Fountain.
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