The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Atheneum in 1990. It was 209 pages long, and the original retail price was $17.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: Copyright page has full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Back of dust jacket has two blurbs. One by David Bradley, and one by Stanley Crouch.
Picture of the 1990 first edition dust jacket for Middle Passage.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Middle Passage.
Picture of dust jacket where original $17.95 price is found for Middle Passage.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Middle Passage.
Picture of the first edition Atheneum boards for Middle Passage.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Middle Passage.
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