"FIRST PRINTING" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are red with red top stain and no book club blind stamp on the bottom right corner of the back. Price of $4.95 is found on the upper right corner of the front dust jacket flap, and "6/62" is on the bottom.
500 copies of the first edition were printed on special paper, specially bound, and issued with a glassine dust wrapper. They were signed by the author and numbered on a special page.
The Reivers won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Picture of the 1962 first edition dust jacket for The Reivers.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Reivers.
Picture of dust jacket where original $4.95 price is found for The Reivers.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Reivers.
This is a picture of the first edition boards for The Reivers. Notice that there is no book club blind stamp on the bottom right corner.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Reivers.
This is the signed and numbered page from one of the 500 special copies of the first edition.
This is a photo of the binding of one of the 500 special copies of the first edition. The binding is darker than the standard first edition binding.
This is the copyright page from one of the 500 special copies of The Reivers. It is exactly the same as the copyright page from standard first edition.
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