Copyright page states "First published in 1973 in a hardbound and paperbound edition by The Viking Press, Inc., 625 Madison Avenue" with no statements of subsequent printings. Hardbound boards are orange with red letters on spine. The dust jacket carries price of $15.00 on the upper front flap and "0273" on the lower front flap. Back of dust jacket has SBN 670-34832-5 in white. Hardbound copies are preferable to paperbound copies.
The book club edition looks similar to the first hardbound edition, but it lacks a price on the dust jacket, and there is a blind stamp on the back board near the spine.
Gravity's Rainbow won the National Book Award.
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Picture of the 1973 first edition dust jacket for Gravity's Rainbow.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Gravity's Rainbow.
Picture of dust jacket where original $15.00 price is found for Gravity's Rainbow.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Gravity's Rainbow.
Picture of the first edition Viking boards for Gravity's Rainbow.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for Gravity's Rainbow.