The first edition of this book was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1994. It was 426 pages long, and the original retail price was $23.00. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: "First Edition" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are black cloth with gold lettering on spine. 1,000 copies were issued with a special signed limitation page tipped in for "friends of the author and publisher". There are also copies with tipped in pages that are signed, but have no limitation statement.
Picture of the 1994 first edition dust jacket for The Crossing.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Crossing.
Picture of dust jacket where original $23.00 price is found for The Crossing.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Crossing.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for The Crossing.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Crossing.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Crossing.
The Crossing is the second volume in the Border Trilogy. The first volume is All the Pretty Horses, and the last volume is Cities of the Plain.
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