First Edition Points and Criteria for The Ungrateful Garden

Year Published: 1961
Author Last Name: Kizer
Author First Name: Carolyn
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Original Price: $3.50
Pages: 84

The first edition of this great book was published by Indiana University Press in 1961. It was 84 pages long, and the original retail price was $3.50. First edition criteria are: Copyright says 1961 with no statement of subsquent printings. Back of dust jacket has photo of the author, and the back flap has advertisements for the poetry of David Wagoner. The dust jacket spine is susceptible to sunning. Binding is black cloth with metallic red lettering. Photos courtesy of Dan Baranow.

Picture of the 1961 first edition dust jacket for The Ungrateful Garden.
Picture of the 1961 first edition dust jacket for The Ungrateful Garden.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Ungrateful Garden.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Ungrateful Garden.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.50 price is found for The Ungrateful Garden.
Picture of dust jacket where original $3.50 price is found for The Ungrateful Garden.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Ungrateful Garden.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Ungrateful Garden.

Picture of the first edition Indiana University Press boards for The Ungrateful Garden.
Picture of the first edition Indiana University Press boards for The Ungrateful Garden.

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

Picture of the first edition title page for The Ungrateful Garden.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Ungrateful Garden.

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