First Edition Points and Criteria for The Good Lord Bird

Year Published: 2013
Author Last Name: McBride
Author First Name: James
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Original Price: $27.95
Pages: 417

Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 should be found on the copyright page, and 2013 should be stated on the bottom of the page facing the title page. No mention of National Book Award on the dust jacket, and now reviews on the dust jacket flaps. The only reviews should be on the back - four reviews for the author's previous book The Color of Water, and three reviews for the author's previous novels in general. Boards are dark brick with a feather imprint on the cover, and black lettering on a light brick cloth spine.

The Good Lord Bird won the National Book Award.

Picture of the 2013 first edition dust jacket for The Good Lord Bird.
Picture of the 2013 first edition dust jacket for The Good Lord Bird.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Good Lord Bird.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Good Lord Bird.

Picture of dust jacket where original $27.95 price is found for The Good Lord Bird.
Picture of dust jacket where original $27.95 price is found for The Good Lord Bird.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Good Lord Bird.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Good Lord Bird.

Picture of the first edition Riverhead Books boards for The Good Lord Bird.
Picture of the first edition Riverhead Books boards for The Good Lord Bird.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Good Lord Bird.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Good Lord Bird.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Good Lord Bird.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Good Lord Bird.

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