2014 - Desert God

HarperCollins published the first British edition on September 12 in South Africa, September 22 in Australia and New Zealand; September 23 in Canada; and then on September 25 in the United Kingdom.

William Morrow published the first American edition October 21, 2014.

The 3 different dust jackets are depicted below.

The British dust jacket, the American and Canadian dust jacket, then the Australian and New Zealand dust jacket

Wilbur gave away 3 proof copies in custom clamshell boxes, but I did not win one of them

My Proof Copy

The British first edition, which I do not own

The Australian first edition, which I do not own

Jonathan Ball Publishers of South Africa distributes Harper Collins publications in South Africa.

Jonathan Ball arranged to issue some of the Harper Collins first British editions in a leather binding with a slipcase also bound in leather.

I have seen 2 such copies surface for sale on the market, and I bought both copies, but have since sold both copies to other collectors.

Interesting thing, though, is that 1 of the copies was a SIGNED limited edition. The other copy was unsigned.

The SIGNED limited edition is pictured below.

I included a signed bookplate (loose, not glued-in) with the UNSIGNED copy that I sold.

Photos of the UNSIGNED copy are below.

William Morrow published its first edition October 21, 2014

I own an exceedingly rare Advance Reading Copy

I do not own a copy of the first American edition since I can't find a signed copy

Someone is forging Wilbur's signature on copies of the first American edition.

I know a collector who purchased one, and there is a copy currently for sale on the Internet.

Below are photos of the forgeries