Here are the books for the 1950's. Click on a thumbnail to see first edition points (and photos).

Pub
Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Collected Stories of William Faulkner

1950


 

Collected Stories of William Faulkner
FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page. The title page has blue  (more...)

Last: Faulkner
First: William

National Book Award

Random House
Original Price: $4.75
Pages: 900

From Here to Eternity

1951


 

From Here to Eternity
The first edition was a limited edition with an extra page for the signature.  (more...)

Last: Jones
First: James

National Book Award

Charles Scribner's Sons
Original Price: $4.50
Pages: 861

Invisible Man

1952


 

Invisible Man
FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page. binding is beige and black  (more...)

Last: Ellison
First: Ralph

National Book Award

Random House
Original Price: $3.50
Pages: 439

The Adventures of Augie March

1953


 

The Adventures of Augie March
"Published by The Viking Press in September 1953" is stated on the copyright  (more...)

Last: Bellow
First: Saul

National Book Award

Viking Press
Original Price: $4.50
Pages: 536

A Fable

1954


 

A Fable
The true first edition was a numbered and signed limited edition of 1,000  (more...)

Last: Faulkner
First: William

Pulitzer Prize

National Book Award

Random House
Original Price: $4.75
Pages: 437

Ten North Frederick

1955


 

Ten North Frederick
FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page. (more...)

Last: O'Hara
First: John

National Book Award

Random House
Original Price: $3.95
Pages: 408

The Field of Vision

1956


 

The Field of Vision
"first edition" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are dark gray cloth  (more...)

Last: Morris
First: Wright

National Book Award

Harcourt, Brace and Company
Original Price: $3.50
Pages: 251

The Wapshot Chronicle

1957


 

The Wapshot Chronicle
The true first edition carries FIRST EDITION and B-G (February 1957) on  (more...)

Last: Cheever
First: John

National Book Award

Harper & Brothers
Original Price: $3.50
Pages: 307

The Magic Barrel

1958


 

The Magic Barrel
Co-published with The (JPS) Jewish Publication Society of America. Both  (more...)

Last: Malamud
First: Bernard

National Book Award

Farrar, Straus and Cudahy
Original Price: $3.75
Pages: 214

Goodbye, Columbus

1959


 

Goodbye, Columbus
First Printing is stated on the copyright page and 1959 stated on the title  (more...)

Last: Roth
First: Philip

National Book Award

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $3.75
Pages: 298


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