The first edition of this collectible book was published by Viking in 1947. It was 312 pages long, and the original retail price was $2.75 . The first edition identification criteria are as follows: Book boards are brick red color, not the salmon color of the very common book club edition. The top pages are stained green. Copyright page states PUBLISHED BY THE VIKING PRESS IN FEBRUARY 1947 on the top, and PRINTED IN THE U.S.A BY THE HADDON CRAFTSMEN on the bottom.
Picture of the 1947 first edition dust jacket for The Wayward Bus.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Wayward Bus.
Picture of dust jacket where original $2.75 price is found for The Wayward Bus.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Wayward Bus.
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