New York: Random House, 1985. First Edition. 337pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. A clean, tight copy with a name in pencil on the free endpaper. Top half of front pastedown shows some loosening. Wrapper is unclipped ($17.95), with modest toning on verso. Also free of the ubiquitous remainder. A lovely copy. McCarthy's gruesome story of scalp hunters, loosely based on the 1850 Glanton gang. Considered one of the greatest American novels, The New York Times named Blood Meridian runner up for the best work of fiction in the last 25 years. The story of "the kid," who is never named in the book, as he makes his way through a violent and lawless Northern Mexico and Texas in the mid-19th century. The book sold poorly upon publication, with just 1,883 being sold prior to being remaindered (per Ahearn).