2009 - Assegai

Macmillan published the first British edition on March 12 in South Africa; April 1 in Australia and New Zealand; April 3 in the United Kingdom, and May 12 in Canada

St. Martin's Press published the first American edition May 12, 2009

I own a Limited Edition Proof copy

I sold one of the Limited Edition Proof Copies to another collector

This book was issued in a Limited Signed Edition, numbered to 1,500 copies with slipcase

I own a copy of the slip-cased Limit Signed Edition

Below are examples of the signatures found in the slip-cased Limited Signed Editions

Apparently, the lowest numbers of the 1,500 copies have Wilbur's thumb-print in red ink below his signature. I do not know how many of the 1,500 copies have the thumb-print.

I own 2 signed copies of the first printing of the British first edition

Because there are 1,500 copies of the Limited Signed Edition, I prefer to own a signed copy of the regular first edition.

It is a near certainty that there are fewer than 1,500 signed regular first editions in existence

Wilbur signed my copy 1 day after the first day of publication, especially for me!

St. Martin's Press published its first edition May 12, 2009

I own an exceedingly rare copy of the Advance Readers' Edition

I do not own a copy of the American first edition, because I cannot find a signed copy anywhere!