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McCarthy, Cormac -- Blood Meridian [Book]
New York: Random House, 1985. First Edition. 337pp. Hardcover: FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Except for some modest toning on the inside of the wrapper and a very faint pencil mark on the free endpaper, this is book is practically flawless. Also free of the remainder mark found on the majority of copies. Housed in gorgeous titled slipcase.
A near-perfect copy of 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).