The Unrevised Proof Copy, or Galley Proof, of Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.
Octavo, , 385pp. Red printed paperback, title on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page with first state number line (98765432). Stated “Unrevised Proof” on front panel, with notes about distribution on back panel. Includes a letter from Times Books, dated March 27, 1995, introducing the book to reviewers, and asking them to read this galley [proof] of Barack Obama’s powerful autobiography. An incredibly scarce publication in excellent condition.
Sometimes known as a galley copy, this “unrevised proof” proceeded the “Advance Reader’s Copy” of Dreams From My Father, which preceded the first trade edition. The first trade edition was published on July 18th, 1995, but quickly went out of print. As the name recognition of Barack Obama increased, Dreams From My Father was reissued by Crown Publishing in 2004. The ISBN of this copy (0-8129-2343-X) matches the first trade edition, but differs from the “Advance Reader’s Edition” which is 0-8129-2572-X.