First Edition Points and Criteria for Rabbit is Rich

Year Published: 1981
Author Last Name: Updike
Author First Name: John
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $13.95
Pages: 467

FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. 1981 is listed on the title page.

350 copies of the first edition were printed on special paper and were specially bound in gray cloth. Each of these were signed and numbered. These editions also have a gold dust jacket and were issued in a slip case.

The binding on the rest of the first editions is yellow cloth with gold and silver lettering and red top stain. The dust jacket is black with a Susan B. Anthony dollar and a rainbow on the front. Back of dust jacket has five reviews altogether. The first three reviews are by Mary McCarthy, Norman Mailer, and Angus Wilson for Rabbit, Run. The last two reviews are by Brendan Gill and Richard Locke for Rabbit Redux.

Rabbit is Rich won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award.

Picture of the 1981 first edition dust jacket for Rabbit is Rich.
Picture of the 1981 first edition dust jacket for Rabbit is Rich.

The copyright page of Rabbit is Rich is the same for both the limited an non-limited
The copyright page of Rabbit is Rich is the same for both the limited an non-limited first edition.

Picture of dust jacket where original $13.95 price is found for Rabbit is Rich.
Picture of dust jacket where original $13.95 price is found for Rabbit is Rich.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Rabbit is Rich.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Rabbit is Rich.

Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for Rabbit is Rich.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for Rabbit is Rich.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Rabbit is Rich.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Rabbit is Rich.

The title page of Rabbit is Rich is the same for both the limited an non-limited first
The title page of Rabbit is Rich is the same for both the limited an non-limited first edition.

The non-limited first edition of Rabbit is Rich has red top stain.  The second printing
The non-limited first edition of Rabbit is Rich has red top stain. The second printing has yellow top stain.

Picture of the limited first edition dust jacket for Rabbit is Rich.
Picture of the limited first edition dust jacket for Rabbit is Rich.

the front dust jacket flap is blank on the limited first edition of Rabbit is Rich.
the front dust jacket flap is blank on the limited first edition of Rabbit is Rich.

The limited first edition of Rabbit is Rich has gray cloth binding and was issued in a
The limited first edition of Rabbit is Rich has gray cloth binding and was issued in a slip case.

Picture of the signed and numbered page of the limited first edition of Rabbit is Ric
Picture of the signed and numbered page of the limited first edition of Rabbit is Rich.



Other first edition points for books by John Updike include: Rabbit at Rest, The Centaur, The Widows of Eastwick, The Early Stories: 1953-1975, Rabbit, Run.

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