Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

- 1959 +

Goodbye, Columbus

Roth, Philip

Houghton Mifflin Company

$3.75

298

The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1959. It was 298 pages long, and the original retail price was $3.75. The first edition can be identified by the following points: First Printing is stated on the copyright page and 1959 stated on the title page. Boards are black cloth with author and publisher on spine in yellow, and title also on spine in white. The dust jacket seems to be unchanged through at least the third printing.

Goodbye, Columbus won the National Book Award.



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Picture of the 1959 first edition dust jacket for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the 1959 first edition dust jacket for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.75 price is found for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.75 price is found for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the first edition Houghton Mifflin Company boards for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the first edition Houghton Mifflin Company boards for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the title page for Goodbye, Columbus .

Picture of the title page for Goodbye, Columbus .


Divina Arellano
January 17, 2011, 11:28 pm
I have a copy of this book, it's a Goddbye, Columbus first printing. Everything looks the same as this one, except the price on mine is $5.95. I'm not sure why this one has $3.75.


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