The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Random House in 1974. It was 373 pages long, and the original retail price was $7.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: FIRST EDITION is stated both on the top of the copyright page, and on the bottom of the copyright page (in proper case) beneath the Random House number line "24689753". Boards are maroon with gold lettering. Back of dust jacket has photo and biography of the author, and no reviews.
Picture of the 1974 first edition dust jacket for The Hair of Harold Roux.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Hair of Harold Roux.
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Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Hair of Harold Roux.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for The Hair of Harold Roux.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Hair of Harold Roux.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Hair of Harold Roux.
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