First published in March 1942 is stated on the copyright page with no statements of additional printings. First state has a period between talk and this on page 112, line 11. No printer statement on the copyright page. Dust jacket has price of $2.00 on the upper corner of the front flap. First state signed books sell in the $3,500 to $4,500 range. Unsigned first state sells between $75 and $600.
Picture of the 1942 first edition dust jacket for The Moon is Down.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Moon is Down.
Picture of dust jacket where original $2.00 price is found for The Moon is Down.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Moon is Down.
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