The Canadian first edition has a full number line 1 2 3 4 5 97 96 95 93 on the copyright page. Binding is hunter green cloth with gold lettering on the spine. There are no reviews anywhere on the dust jacket.
Because the author is Canadian, the Canadian editions of her books are generally the most collectible. However, the copyright page on this novel explicitly states that it was published simultaneously in the United States (by Nan A. Talese), and in the United Kingdom (by Bloomsbury). There was a signed edition of the UK edition which was limited to 150 copies. The boards on this edition are marbled with a cloth spine. There was also a Franklin signed first edition in the US, which could be consider the true first edition.
Picture of the 1993 first edition dust jacket for The Robber Bride.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Robber Bride.
Picture of dust jacket where original $28.99 price is found for The Robber Bride.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Robber Bride.
Picture of the first edition McClelland & Stewart boards for The Robber Bride.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Robber Bride.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Robber Bride.
Other first edition points for books by Margaret Atwood include: The Blind Assassin, Bodily Harm.
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