First Edition Points and Criteria for Word of Honor

Year Published: 1985
Author Last Name: DeMille
Author First Name: Nelson
Publisher: Warner Books
Original Price: $17.50
Pages: 518

Copyright page states "First Printing November 1985" above ful number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1", and lacks any reference to Book-of-the-Month. End papers are dark yellow. Top of front dust jacket flap has $17.50 price, and the bottom has "1185".

Warning: The Book Club Edition also states "First Printing November 1985" with full number line, but the copyright page has a sort of odd statement/advertisement that says "Book-of-Month Records offers a wide range of opera, classical and jazz recordings...". The Book Club Edition also has a stamp on the bottom right corner of the back boards, and the end papers are white. Photos courtesy of Dan Baranow.

Picture of the 1985 first edition dust jacket for Word of Honor.
Picture of the 1985 first edition dust jacket for Word of Honor.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Word of Honor.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Word of Honor.

Picture of dust jacket where original $17.50 price is found for Word of Honor.
Picture of dust jacket where original $17.50 price is found for Word of Honor.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Word of Honor.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Word of Honor.

Picture of the first edition Warner Books boards for Word of Honor.
Picture of the first edition Warner Books boards for Word of Honor.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Word of Honor.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Word of Honor.

Picture of the first edition title page for Word of Honor.
Picture of the first edition title page for Word of Honor.

The Book Club Edition has a stamp on the bottom corner of the rear boards.
The Book Club Edition has a stamp on the bottom corner of the rear boards.

The copyright page on the left is from the true first edition.  The copyright page on the
The copyright page on the left is from the true first edition. The copyright page on the right is from the Book Club Edition.

The dust jacket flap on the left is from the true first edition.  The dust jacket flap on
The dust jacket flap on the left is from the true first edition. The dust jacket flap on the right is from the Book Club Edition.

The dust jacket back on the left is from the true first edition.  The dust jacket back on
The dust jacket back on the left is from the true first edition. The dust jacket back on the right is from the Book Club Edition.

The dust jacket flap on the left is from the true first edition.  The dust jacket flap on
The dust jacket flap on the left is from the true first edition. The dust jacket flap on the right is from the Book Club Edition.

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