1980 - A Falcon Flies
William Heinemann published the first British edition, and Doubleday published the first American edition under the title: FLIGHT OF THE FALCON.
William Heinemann reprinted A FALCON FLIES a few times: in 1980 (4 times in the same year as the first printing), 1982, and 1989 for a Uniform Edition.
I own an exceedingly rare Uncorrected Proof copy
The book is shorter than the DJ because it is just the textblock bound in wrappers instead of boards.
I own 3 copies of the first printing of the British first edition. Wilbur signed all 3 of my copies.
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 the copy below even more rare.
Another signature within one of my copies
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 A FALCON FLIES. All below are first printings.