1976 - Cry Wolf

William Heinemann published the first British edition, and Doubleday published the first American edition.

William Heinemann reprinted CRY WOLF only a couple of times: in 1989 for a Uniform Edition and again in 1991 for the Uniform Edition. I have owned a couple of copies of CRY WOLF that were not printed by Cox & Wyman, and with a dust jacket that looks like the first edition DJ, but is laminated, whereas the first edition DJs are matte. Additionally, if I recall correctly, the laminated DJs bear no price, whereas the first editions DJs have a price of £3.90 net. Therefore, I suspect that, although these copies did not include a reprint statement, they were in fact NOT printed in 1976.

I used to own several signed copies of the first printing of the British first edition, but one of my last 2 copies is pictured below.

The very copy that Wilbur gifted to his mother-in-law is now in my collection. "Mom" is Danielle's mother.

I have not seen another signed copy where Wilbur included a date, making this copy even more rare that it already is.

My second signed copy was inscribed and signed, circa 1976.

I found the signed copy below on eBay, but it is not in my collection.

I have owned and sold a few signed copies of CRY WOLF. All below are first printings.

Below are images of one of the later-printing copies with the laminated DJs


Doubleday published its first edition in 1977

Doubleday reprinted its first edition so not all copies are first printings of the first edition.

The copyright page has to state FIRST EDITION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

I own an exceedingly rare Uncorrected Proof copy. It is even more scarce because Wilbur signed it for me. Note its extra-tall height.

I own 2 copies of the American first edition, 1 of them being pictured below. Wilbur signed both of my copies for me.

The books below are for sale

The SIGNED Doubleday 1st edition, 1st printing below is priced $95