First Edition Points and Criteria for The Longest Day

Year Published: 1959
Author Last Name: Ryan
Author First Name: Cornelius
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Original Price: $4.95
Pages: 350

The first edition of this great read was published by Simon and Schuster in 1959. It was 350 pages long, and the original retail price was $4.95. First edition criteria are: FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Boards are dark gray with silver lettering on a black cloth spine. Book has blue top stain. Dust jacket has only one review, on the front, by Lt. Gen. James Gavin. Back of dust jacket has a sideways photo of the author.

Picture of the 1959 first edition dust jacket for The Longest Day.
Picture of the 1959 first edition dust jacket for The Longest Day.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Longest Day.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Longest Day.

Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for The Longest Day.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for The Longest Day.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Longest Day.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Longest Day.

Picture of the first edition Simon and Schuster boards for The Longest Day.
Picture of the first edition Simon and Schuster boards for The Longest Day.

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

Picture of the first edition title page for The Longest Day.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Longest Day.

The first edition of The Longest Day has blue top stain.
The first edition of The Longest Day has blue top stain.

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