The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Viking in 1972. It was 305 pages long, and the original retail price was $7.95. The first edition can be identified by the following points: "First published in 1972 by The Viking Press, Inc." is stated on the copyright page with no mention of subsequent printings. Boards are brick-red with green cloth spine. Back of dust jacket has only one review - by Orville Prescott.
Augustus won the National Book Award.
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Picture of the 1972 first edition dust jacket for Augustus.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Augustus.
Picture of dust jacket where original $7.95 price is found for Augustus.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Augustus.
Picture of the first edition Viking boards for Augustus.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for Augustus.