First Edition Points and Criteria for World's Fair

Year Published: 1985
Author Last Name: Doctorow
Author First Name: E.L.
Publisher: Random House
Original Price: $17.95
Pages: 288

First Edition is stated on the copyright page below Random House number line "24689753". Boards are blue with gold lettering on spine. Back of jacket has photo of the author with no reviews. 300 copies of the first edition were specially bound with special signed limitation pages tipped in, and were published in slipcases instead of dust jackets.



World's Fair won the National Book Award.

Picture of the 1985 first edition dust jacket for World's Fair.
Picture of the 1985 first edition dust jacket for World's Fair.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for World's Fair.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for World's Fair.

Picture of dust jacket where original $17.95 price is found for World's Fair.
Picture of dust jacket where original $17.95 price is found for World's Fair.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of World's Fair.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of World's Fair.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for World's Fair.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for World's Fair.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of World's Fair.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of World's Fair.

Picture of the first edition title page for World's Fair.
Picture of the first edition title page for World's Fair.

This is a picture of the signed limitation page that was tipped in on the 300 specially
This is a picture of the signed limitation page that was tipped in on the 300 specially bound books of the first edition.

The specially bound 300 books were issued in a slipcase.
The specially bound 300 books were issued in a slipcase.

The 300 specially bound books (left) have a darker binding than the rest of the first
The 300 specially bound books (left) have a darker binding than the rest of the first editions (right).



Other first edition points for books by E.L. Doctorow include: Ragtime, The March, Big As Life, The Book of Daniel.

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