The first edition of this recent Jaimy Gordon book was published by McPherson & Company in 2010. It was 294 pages long, and the original retail price was $25.00. The first edition can be identified by the following points: Copyright page has number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" with "2010 2011 2012". Boards are blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Dust jacket has three reviews on the back - by Don Lee, Mary Caponegro, and Stuart Dybek.
The publisher has confirmed that there were 8,000 copies produced in the first printing.
Lord of Misrule won the National Book Award.
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Picture of the 2010 first edition dust jacket for Lord of Misrule.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Lord of Misrule.
Picture of dust jacket where original $25.00 price is found for Lord of Misrule.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Lord of Misrule.
Picture of the first edition McPherson & Company boards for Lord of Misrule.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for Lord of Misrule.
Picture of the title page for Lord of Misrule.