Bantam 1109

Clara

 

       

 

Both of the copies of Bantam 1109 shown above are stated first printings (click any thumbnail to enlarge). Obviously, after part of the initial release, the decision was made to increase the cover price from 25 to 35. There are numerous examples of this happening (at Bantam and other publishing houses) during the period this book was released (1953). However, most changes were made either by issuing a dust jacket or putting a sticker on each book. This wrapper was run through some sort of printing process to add the new price directly to the cover.