First Edition Points and Criteria for Cross Creek

Year Published: 1942
Author Last Name: Rawlings
Author First Name: Marjorie Kinnan
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Original Price: $2.50
Pages: 368

The first edition has an "A" on copyright page, and it is our opinion that the first edition also has the Scribner's seal (a.k.a. colophon) on the bottom of the copyright page. The Scribner's seal is typically an indication that the book was printed by the Scribner Press, and not by a reprint house. Copies with the "A" and the seal are also less common than copies with the "A" but without the seal.

However there is some uncertainty about the meaning of the Scribner's seal on this particular title. There is at least one bibliography (the Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography) that characterizes copies with the "A" and without the seal as the first printing, and copies with the "A" and the seal as third printings.

We have compared "A" copies with the seal, and without the seal, and have found no obvious signs in the books themselves to indicate that one proceeds the other. Both have the same green boards with the same silver lettering. Neither books have blind stamps. The only difference we have found is that our copies with the seal have rough-cut pages and no top stain - while the non-seal books have straight-edge pages and a faint top stain.

We welcome your input on the subject.

Picture of the 1942 first edition dust jacket for Cross Creek.
Picture of the 1942 first edition dust jacket for Cross Creek.

Identification picture of Cross Creek.

Identification picture of Cross Creek.

Identification picture of Cross Creek.

Identification picture of Cross Creek.

Identification picture of Cross Creek.

Identification picture of Cross Creek.

Identification picture of Cross Creek.



Other first edition points for books by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings include: The Yearling.

\"The 

Quick Search:

Search for other books in the FedPo database:

Book:



Market Value:

Use the pre-filled links below to find the market value of Cross Creek. Remember that the dust jacket is an important part of any book, and so books without their original dust jackets typically have less value.

Book:


Abe Books, Passion for Books
Author:

Title:

Keywords:







Find Books, Save Up To 90% Alibris



Search by author:

by Title:

by Keyword or ISBN:









Popular on FEdPo:


The Way West  Of Mice And Men  Gone with the Wind  A Brief History of Time  Out of Africa  The Old Man and the Sea  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  Andersonville  The Pearl  Catch-22  To Kill a Mockingbird  All the Pretty Horses  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (U.S.)  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (U.S.)  Slaughterhouse-Five  East of Eden  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  The Thorn Birds  The Hunt for Red October  Invisible Man  Silent Spring  In Cold Blood  The Manchurian Candidate  Jaws  Atonement  Lolita  Rosemary's Baby  From Here to Eternity  Honey in the Horn  A Confederacy of Dunces  Dog Soldiers  The Grapes of Wrath  The Caine Mutiny  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (U.S.)  

Disclaimer: This website is intended to help guide you and give you insight into what to look for when identifying first editions. The information is compiled from the experience of reputable collectors and dealers in the industry. Gathering and updating information about these books is more an art than a science, and new identication criteria and points of issue are sometimes discovered that may contradict currently accepted identification points. This means that the information presented here may not always be 100% accurate.