First Edition Points and Criteria for The Help

Year Published: 2009
Author Last Name: Stockett
Author First Name: Kathryn
Publisher: Putnam
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 444

Copyright page has full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" and ISBN 978-0-399-15534-5. Boards are cream with yellow spine and gold lettering. Dust Jacket lacks bestseller or deluxe edition blurbs. Back of dust jacket has 7 reviews - by Adriana Trigiani, Marian Keyes, Beth Henley, Robert Hicks, Joshilyn Jackson, Jill Conner Browne, and Dorothea Benton Frank. Front of dust jacket has gold foil trim around the front title, and gold foil on the dust jack spine which makes it susceptible to bumps and dents.

Picture of the 2009 first edition dust jacket for The Help.
Picture of the 2009 first edition dust jacket for The Help.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Help.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Help.

Picture of dust jacket where original $24.95 price is found for The Help.
Picture of dust jacket where original $24.95 price is found for The Help.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Help.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Help.

Picture of the first edition Putnam boards for The Help.
Picture of the first edition Putnam boards for The Help.

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

Picture of the first edition title page for The Help.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Help.

The spine area of the dust jacket is made of gold foil.  It is very susceptible to bumps
The spine area of the dust jacket is made of gold foil. It is very susceptible to bumps and dents.

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