Mason & Dixon, Pynchon, Thomas. Published by Henry Holt, New York, 1997. First Edition/First printing. 8vo up to 9½” tall. 773 pages. Quarter navy cloth over blue boards, gilt spine titles with printed glassine dustjacket. Volume in pristine condition; unclipped jacket is fine with the lightest of shelf wear.
Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line. Here is their story as re-imagined by Thomas Pynchon. Winner of both the New York Times and Time Magazine Best Book of the Year 1997. 002649 $25