Very Good in Very Good jacket. Random House, New York, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dust jacket has the $17.95 printed price present on the front flap with NO chips or tears, but is clipped at the bottom corner of the rear flap. Dust jacket is now protected in a fresh archival Brodart sleeve. The book is in very nice condition. The binding shows a slight lean with light wear to the foot edges of the boards. Top corners are lightly bumped. The pages are clean with very minor soil to top page and fore edges with the publisher's remainder mark at the base of the spine. Pictures can be made available upon request.
Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good, in dust jacket, with price intact. Light foxing to edge of page block, remainder mark and a bit of excess binders glue visible at top edge. Boards show light rubbing, a few small spots, light rubbing and wear to extremities. The dust jacket shows light rubbing and edge wear, with a few small chips and short tears. A lovely copy.
NA. As New in As New jacket. Collectible. 8vo. Signed. Yes First edition of the author's fifth novel. Original half red cloth. Signed by McCarthy on the half title page without inscription. Book and dust jacket are flawless, with unclipped glossy red dust jacket...placed in clear mylar at purchase. Book has appearance of having never been opened, perhaps only to be signed by McCarthy. Housed in acid-free 20 point board soil-resistant cream color archival rare book box with pressure sensitive velcro button. An exceptional example "Blood Meridian seems to me the authentic American apocalyptic novel, more relevant even in 2000 than it was fifteen years ago. The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and of Faulkner. I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable as Blood Meridian" (Harold Bloom). McCarthy can only be compared with our greatest writers, with Melville and Faulkner, and this is his masterpiece" (Michael Herr). Accompanied by letter from J. Howard Woolmer to buyer of book noting how book was acquired. Woolmer is highly regarded and McCarthy friend.
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