Year Published: 1972
Author Last Name: Barth
Author First Name: John
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $6.95
The true first edition was a special signed edition limited to 300 copies published by Random House. It has red cloth boards and silver lettering. It was issued with a gray paper covered slip case.
Below is the first trade edition with First Edition stated directly below the full Random House number line of "9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 ". The dust jacket has a price of $6.95 and a photo of the author on the back with no blurbs.
Picture of the 1972 first edition dust jacket for Chimera.
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