Category: Non-fiction

The first edition of The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama was published in 2006 by Crown [Publishers] in New York. The book was on the New York Times Bestseller List for some time and still enjoys great sales, especially now that Obama has been elected to th Office of President of the United States.

First Edition Points:

  • “First Edition” stated on copyright page
  • Number line of 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on copyright page
  • Rear panel of dust jacket has a quote from the book (all or at least most later printings had reviews)
  • $25.00 price on front flap of the dust jacket (I don’t think that this is really a point as the book still has the same retail price but it is useful to make sure it is not a Book Club Edition).

Collectible prices on this book have continued to rise since February and should continue to rise as Obama is inaugurated President.

First Edition in Dust Jacket in Fine Condition: $200-$295
First Edition in Dust Jacket Signed: $600-$1200 depending on condition
Advance Reading Copies/ARCS Signed are going for $4000 or more (and are quite scarce/rare)

First Editions of this book on Abebooks
Signed copies of this book of Abebooks

If you are just looking for a copy to read go here (they also have some cheaper first editions for sale as well).