"First Edition - 1997" is stated on copyright page above full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". Dust Jacket comprises two layers ñ a translucent plastic layer with title, author name, publisher information, and bar codes. The plastic layer sits on top of a paper layer with artwork, price, and flap information about the book and the author.
From the dust jacket: Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line. Here is their story as reimagined by Thomas Pynchon. Dust jacket lacks reviewer blurbs.
Picture of the 1997 first edition dust jacket for Mason & Dixon.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Mason & Dixon.
Picture of dust jacket where original $27.50 price is found for Mason & Dixon.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Mason & Dixon.
Picture of the first edition Henry Holt and Company boards for Mason & Dixon.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Mason & Dixon.
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