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Year

Title

Author

Publisher



The Jewel of Seven Stars

1904


 

The Jewel of Seven Stars
The true first edition was published in London by William Heinemann in  (more...)

Last: Stoker
First: Bram

 

Harper and Brothers
Pages: 311

The Store

1932


 

The Store
"FIRST EDITION" is stated on bottom of copyright page. Title page states  (more...)

Last: Stribling
First: Thomas

Pulitzer Prize

Doubleday Doran
Original Price: $2.50
Pages: 571

Tortilla Flat

1935


 

Tortilla Flat
Copyright date states 1935 with no other years or subsequent printings  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Covici Friede
Original Price: $2.50
Pages: 317

Of Mice And Men

1937


 

Of Mice And Men
The first Issue of the first printing has the word "and only moved because  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Covici Friede
Original Price: $2.00
Pages: 186

The Long Valley

1938


 

The Long Valley
FIRST PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 1938 is stated on the copyright page with no  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $2.50
Pages: 303

The Grapes of Wrath

1939


 

The Grapes of Wrath
First printings have a single statement on the copyright page that says  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

Pulitzer Prize

Viking
Original Price: $2.75
Pages: 619

Dragon's Teeth

1942


 

Dragon's Teeth
The first printing states "FIRST PUBLISHED IN JANUARY 1942" on the copyright  (more...)

Last: Sinclair
First: Upton

Pulitzer Prize

Viking
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 631

The Moon is Down

1942


 

The Moon is Down
First published in March 1942 is stated on the copyright page with no  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $2.00
Pages: 188

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

1943


 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page above "D-S" and below "8-43".  (more...)

Last: Smith
First: Betty

 

Harper and Brothers
Original Price: $2.75
Pages: 443

Presidential Agent

1944


 

Presidential Agent
The first printing states "FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE VIKING PRESS IN JUNE 1944"  (more...)

Last: Sinclair
First: Upton

 

Viking Press
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 655

Cannery Row

1945


 

Cannery Row
First Published by The Viking Press in January 1945 is stated on the  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $2.00
Pages: 208

A World to Win

1946


 

A World to Win
The first printing states "FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE VIKING PRESS IN MAY 1946"  (more...)

Last: Sinclair
First: Upton

 

Viking Press
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 627

The Pearl

1947


 

The Pearl
PUBLISHED BY THE VIKING PRESS IN DECEMBER 1947 is stated on the copyright  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $2.00
Pages: 122

The Wayward Bus

1947


 

The Wayward Bus
Book boards are brick red color, not the salmon color of the very common book  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $2.75
Pages: 312

The Hunters and the Hunted (U.S.)

1948


 

The Hunters and the Hunted (U.S.)
Macmillan first published this title in the UK in 1947, and then published  (more...)

Last: Sitwell
First: sacheverell

 

Macmillan
Original Price: $4.00
Pages: 314

The Catcher in the Rye

1951


 

The Catcher in the Rye
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Black cloth decoratively  (more...)

Last: Salinger
First: J.D.

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 277

Lie Down in Darkness

1951


 

Lie Down in Darkness
First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Dust Jacket has price of  (more...)

Last: Styron
First: William

 

Bobbs-Merrill
Original Price: $3.50
Pages: 400

East of Eden

1952


 

East of Eden
The true first is a signed limited first edition of only 1500 copies signed  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $4.50
Pages: 602

Sweet Thursday

1954


 

Sweet Thursday
"First Published by the Viking Press in June, 1954" is stated on the  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $3.50
Pages: 273

The Short Reign of Pippin IV

1957


 

The Short Reign of Pippin IV
Copyright page states "FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1957" and printed "BY AMERICAN  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking Press
Original Price: $3.00
Pages: 188

The Winthrop Woman

1958


 

The Winthrop Woman
First Printing is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Seton
First: Anya

 

Houghton Mifflin
Original Price: $4.95
Pages: 586

Set This House On Fire

1960


 

Set This House On Fire
First Printing is stated on the copyright page. The book title on title page  (more...)

Last: Styron
First: William

 

Random House
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 507

The Winter of Our Discontent

1961


 

The Winter of Our Discontent
The true first is a signed edition limited to 500 copies specially printed  (more...)

Last: Steinbeck
First: John

 

Viking
Original Price: $4.50
Pages: 311

Franny and Zooey

1961


 

Franny and Zooey
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Boards are Dark Gray cloth.  (more...)

Last: Salinger
First: J.D.

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $4.00
Pages: 201

Devil Water

1962


 

Devil Water
FIRST PRINTING is stated on copyright page. (more...)

Last: Seton
First: Anya

 

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 526

The Benefactor

1963


 

The Benefactor
"First Printing, 1963" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are black  (more...)

Last: Sontag
First: Susan

 

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $4.50
Pages: 274

Raise High the Roof Beam

1963


 

Raise High the Roof Beam
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. The book was published in  (more...)

Last: Salinger
First: J.D.

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $4.00
Pages: 248

Avalon

1965


 

Avalon
"FIRST PRINTING R" is stated on copyright page. (more...)

Last: Seton
First: Anya

 

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 440

The Valley of the Dolls

1966


 

The Valley of the Dolls
First Printing is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Susann
First: Jacqueline

 

Bernard Geis Associates
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 442

The Confessions of Nat Turner

1967


 

The Confessions of Nat Turner
"First Printing" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are black cloth  (more...)

Last: Styron
First: William

Pulitzer Prize

Random House
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 428

Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

1969


 

Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
"First Printing" is stated on copyright page. (more...)

Last: Stafford
First: Jean

Pulitzer Prize

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $10.00
Pages: 463

Angle of Repose

1971


 

Angle of Repose
"FIRST EDITION" is stated on copyright page, and 1971 is found on the title  (more...)

Last: Stegner
First: Wallace Earle

Pulitzer Prize

Doubleday
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 569

Green Darkness

1973


 

Green Darkness
FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Seton
First: Anya

 

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 591

A Crown of Feathers

1973


 

A Crown of Feathers
"First printing, 1973" is stated on the copyright page with no other  (more...)

Last: Singer
First: Isaac Bashevis

National Book Award

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 342

The Killer Angels

1974


 

The Killer Angels
Copyright page has 5 lines of text on the top, and five lines of text on the  (more...)

Last: Shaara
First: Michael

Pulitzer Prize

McKay
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 374

Dog Soldiers

1974


 

Dog Soldiers
FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page. Dust jacket carries a price  (more...)

Last: Stone
First: Robert

National Book Award

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 342

The Spectator Bird

1976


 

The Spectator Bird
The first edition was published by The Franklin Library as a limited first  (more...)

Last: Stegner
First: Wallace

National Book Award

Franklin Library
Pages: 267

Blood Tie

1977


 

Blood Tie
Copyright page has full number line "S 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Back of dust  (more...)

Last: Settle
First: Mary Lee

National Book Award

Houghton Mifflin
Original Price: $10.95
Pages: 386

Nightwing

1977


 

Nightwing
"First Edition" is stated on the copyright page with full number line "1 2 3  (more...)

Last: Smith
First: Martin Cruz

 

Norton & Company
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 256

Sophie's Choice

1979


 

Sophie's Choice
There are two limited editions vying for true first status. The true first  (more...)

Last: Styron
First: William

National Book Award

Franklin Library
Pages: 624

Cosmos

1980


 

Cosmos
First Edition is stated on the copyright page below Random House full number  (more...)

Last: Sagan
First: Carl

 

Random House
Original Price: $19.95
Pages: 365

A Flag for Sunrise

1981


 

A Flag for Sunrise
FIRST EDITION is stated on copyright page with no references to subsequent  (more...)

Last: Stone
First: Robert

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $13.95
Pages: 439

Gorky Park

1981


 

Gorky Park
FIRST EDITION is stated below Random House number line "2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3" on  (more...)

Last: Smith
First: Martin Cruz

 

Random House
Original Price: $13.95
Pages: 365

At Paradise Gate

1981


 

At Paradise Gate
Copyright pages has full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". Boards are  (more...)

Last: Smiley
First: Jane

 

Simon and Schuster
Original Price: $12.95
Pages: 224

Contact

1985


 

Contact
Copyright 1985 by Carl Sagan and full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 is  (more...)

Last: Sagan
First: Carl

 

Simon and Schuster
Original Price: $18.95
Pages: 432

Easy In The Islands

1985


 

Easy In The Islands
First Edition is stated on the copyright page beneath full number line "10 9  (more...)

Last: Shacochis
First: Bob

 

Crown
Original Price: $13.95
Pages: 213

Stallion Gate

1986


 

Stallion Gate
First Edition is stated below Random House number line "24689753" AND there  (more...)

Last: Smith
First: Martin Cruz

 

Random House
Original Price: $17.95
Pages: 321

Eden Close

1989


 

Eden Close
First edition is stated on the copyright page above full letter line "A B C D  (more...)

Last: Shreve
First: Anita

 

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Original Price: $17.95
Pages: 265

A Thousand Acres

1991


 

A Thousand Acres
"First Edition" is stated on the copyright page. (more...)

Last: Smiley
First: Jane

Pulitzer Prize

Alfred A. Knop
Original Price: $23.00
Pages: 371

Strange Fits of Passion

1991


 

Strange Fits of Passion
First edition is stated on the copyright page above full letter line "A B C D  (more...)

Last: Shreve
First: Anita

 

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Original Price: $18.95
Pages: 336

Snow Crash

1992


 

Snow Crash
The hardcover and softcover of this science fiction classic were issued  (more...)

Last: Stephenson
First: Neal

 

Bantam Books
Original Price: $22.00
Pages: 440

The Stone Diaries

1993


 

The Stone Diaries
The UK and Canadian editions were both published in 1993 and precede the U.S.  (more...)

Last: Shields
First: Carol

Pulitzer Prize

Fourth Estate
Original Price: £12.99
Pages: 361

Where or When

1993


 

Where or When
First edition is stated on the copyright page above full letter line "A B C D  (more...)

Last: Shreve
First: Anita

 

Harcourt Brace and Company
Original Price: $19.95
Pages: 240

The Weight of Water

1997


 

The Weight of Water
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with number line "10 9 8 7 6 5  (more...)

Last: Shreve
First: Anita

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $22.95
Pages: 246

The Pilot's Wife

1998


 

The Pilot's Wife
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with number line "10 9 8 7 6 5  (more...)

Last: Shreve
First: Anita

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $23.95
Pages: 293

Amy and Isabelle

1998


 

Amy and Isabelle
First Edition is stated below Random House number line "24689753". Board are  (more...)

Last: Strout
First: Elizabeth

 

Random House
Original Price: $22.95
Pages: 304

Drowning Ruth

2000


 

Drowning Ruth
FIRST EDITION is stated on copyright page below "September 2000" and above  (more...)

Last: Schwarz
First: Christina

 

Doubleday
Original Price: $23.95
Pages: 338

In America

2000


 

In America
The first edition was a limited signed edition published by the Franklin  (more...)

Last: Sontag
First: Susan

National Book Award

Franklin Library
Pages: 387

The Last Time They Met

2001


 

The Last Time They Met
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page near the top, and full number  (more...)

Last: Shreve
First: Anita

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 313

The Lovely Bones

2002


 

The Lovely Bones
FIRST EDITION stated with number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on copyright page.  (more...)

Last: Sebold
First: Alice

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $21.95
Pages: 328

The Russian Debutante's Handbook

2002


 

The Russian Debutante's Handbook
Copyright page has full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2", and 2002 is  (more...)

Last: Shteyngart
First: Gary

 

Riverhead Books
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 452

Jarhead

2003


 

Jarhead
Copyright page has full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". Boards are gray  (more...)

Last: Swofford
First: Anthony

 

Scribners
Original Price: $24.00
Pages: 260

Olive Kitteridge

2008


 

Olive Kitteridge
FIRST EDITION is stated below number line "9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Board are  (more...)

Last: Strout
First: Elizabeth

Pulitzer Prize

Random House
Original Price: $25.00
Pages: 270

The Help

2009


 

The Help
Copyright page has full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" and ISBN  (more...)

Last: Stockett
First: Kathryn

 

Putnam
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 444

Stone Arabia

2011


 

Stone Arabia
First Scribner hardcover edition July 2011 is stated on the copyright page  (more...)

Last: Spiotta
First: Dana

 

Scribner
Original Price: $24.00
Pages: 239

Born to Run

2016


 

Born to Run
"First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition September 2016" is stated near  (more...)

Last: Springsteen
First: Bruce

 

Simon & Schuster
Original Price: $32.50
Pages: 510


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