First Edition Points and Criteria for In Cold Blood

Year Published: 1965
Author Last Name: Capote
Author First Name: Truman
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 343

There were 500 copies of the first edition that were specially bound and signed by Capote.

Below is the first trade edition. "FIRST PRINTING" is stated on the copyright page and no book club mark on back of book. (Note: the book club edition also states first printing, but it has a small debossed square or circle near the bottom next to the spine.) Dust jacket has original price of $5.95 on the top front flap and "1/66" on the bottom front flap. The back dust jacket flap says "Publishers of the American College Dictionary and the Modern Library".

In Cold Blood is classified in the following category: Crime

This is the first trade edition dust jacket.
This is the first trade edition dust jacket.

This is the first trade edition copyright page for In Cold Blood.
This is the first trade edition copyright page for In Cold Blood.

Picture of dust jacket where original $5.95  price is found for In Cold Blood.
Picture of dust jacket where original $5.95 price is found for In Cold Blood.

Identification picture of In Cold Blood.

Identification picture of In Cold Blood.

Identification picture of In Cold Blood.

Identification picture of In Cold Blood.

A true first edition will be free of a small debossed square or circle near the bottom
A true first edition will be free of a small debossed square or circle near the bottom next to the spine.

Identification picture of In Cold Blood.



Other first edition points for books by Truman Capote include: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Other Voices, Other Rooms.

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