The first edition of this widely read book was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1982. It was 339 pages long, and the original retail price was $13.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: FIRST EDITION is stated on copyright page with no references to subsequent printings. Boards are tan with cream colored cloth spine. Photo of author on back of dust jacket and no reviews.
Picture of the 1982 first edition dust jacket for The Names.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Names.
Picture of dust jacket where original $13.95 price is found for The Names.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Names.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Names.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Names.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Names.
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