First edition identification
Harcourt, Brace, and Company first published All the King’s Men in 1946. Bound in red cloth, the 464-page first edition states “First Edition” on the copyright page. The first edition dust jacket states the original price of $3.00 along with a Sinclair Lewis blurb on the back.
Other Collectible or Notable Editions
Eyre & Spottiswoode published the first UK edition of All the King’s Men in London in 1948. Bound in black cloth, this edition has gilt stamping on the spine and its original dust jacket is blue and white.
In 2001, Harcourt published a “Restored Edition” of All the King’s Men, edited by Noel Polk, a professor of American Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi. This edition names the politician Willie Talos, as was originally intended. Other edits include more foul narration and the merging of chapters four and five into a single chapter.