First Edition Points and Criteria for The Orchard Keeper

Year Published: 1965
Author Last Name: McCarthy
Author First Name: Cormac
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $4.95
Pages: 246

First Printing is stated on the copyright page. Boards are cranberry with gold gilt lettering on a green cloth spine, and "CM" embossed in gold gilt on the front board. The dust jacket has 5 reviews - by Warren Beck, Malcolm Cowley, Ralph Ellison, James A. Michener, and Robert Penn Warren.

The first and second printing dust jackets are identical. However every second printing jacket we have seen has been price clipped. The clips were possibly made by the publisher so they could increase the price (the second printing was made at least three years after the first printing).

Picture of the 1965 first edition dust jacket for The Orchard Keeper.
Picture of the 1965 first edition dust jacket for The Orchard Keeper.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Orchard Keeper.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Orchard Keeper.

Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for The Orchard Keeper.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for The Orchard Keeper.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Orchard Keeper.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Orchard Keeper.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for The Orchard Keeper.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for The Orchard Keeper.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Orchard Keeper.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Orchard Keeper.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Orchard Keeper.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Orchard Keeper.

The first edition of the Orchard Keeper has green top stain.
The first edition of the Orchard Keeper has green top stain.

The second printing lists Outer Dark as books by Cormac McCarthy.  This suggests that the
The second printing lists Outer Dark as books by Cormac McCarthy. This suggests that the second printing came out at least three years after the first printing, and that likley necessitated a price change. Which possibly explains why second printing dust jackets are found price clipped.



Other first edition points for books by Cormac McCarthy include: All the Pretty Horses, The Road, Blood Meridian, Outer Dark, Child of God, No Country for Old Men, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, Suttree, The Gardener's Son, The Stonemason.

\"All \"The \"Blood \"Outer \"Child \"No \"The \"Cities \"Suttree" \"The \"The 

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