The Dark Wind [Uncorrected Proof, paperback, 1982]

The Dark Wind [Uncorrected Proof, paperback, 1982]



Date Published: 
Publication Details: 

New York: Harper & Row, 1982.

ISBN Number: 


Edition Notes: 

This is the advance reading copy of The Dark Wind. The fifth book in Tony Hillerman's Navajo Mystery Series, The Dark Wind is the second novel featuring the protagonist Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police.

This copy of The Dark Wind is the advance reading copy created for review, and the cover gives instruction for the literary reviewers:

    " Reviewers are reminded that changes may be made in this proof copy before books are printed. If any material from the book is quoted in a review, the quotation should be checked against the final bound book."

This edition gives insight into a usually unseen process of promoting a book before publication. An advanced reading copy is the uncorrected proof that is distributed, without charge, to: journalists, book sellers, and celebrities for review and for promotional purposes. This is usually done a half a year in advance of the book release, both so any issues can be corrected and so any celebrity endorsements can be printed on the dust cover.

  • Title Page Transcription:
    THE | DARK | WIND | [decorative device] | TONY HILLERMAN | [publisher’s device] | HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS, New York | Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, | London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney
  • Contents:
    [i-ii] Brief Description, [iii] half title THE DARK WIND, [iv] BOOKS BY TONY HILLERMAN, [v] title, [vi] copyright FIRST EDITION...82 83 84 85 86 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, [vii] dedication, [viii] blank, [ix] AUTHOR'S NOTES, [x] blank, [xi] fly title THE DARK WIND, [xii] blank, 1-214 text, [215-220] blank.
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 21.2 x 13.6 cm.
    • Binding: Strong Red paper covers with publishing information printed in black on the front and the title printed vertically in black on the spine.
    • Collation: [i-xiii] 1-214 [215-220]
    • Price: Not Applicable
Hieb, 1990: A7ax