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  • McCarthy, Cormac

    Published by The Modern Library, New York, 2001

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First Modern Library edition author's classic novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Cormac McCarthy on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Marion Ettlinger. Introduction by Harold Bloom. Uncommon signed. "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). Time magazine included Blood Meridian in its "Time 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005". In 2006 The New York Times conducted a poll of writers and critics regarding the most important works in American fiction from the previous 25 years, and Blood Meridian was a runner-up.

  • McCarthy, Cormac

    Published by Random House, New York, 1985

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    First edition of the author's fifth novel and masterpiece. Octavo, original half red cloth. Boldly signed by Cormac McCarthy on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Adelson. Jacket painting by Salvador Dali. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by the Harcourt Bindery. 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). Time magazine included Blood Meridian in its "Time 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005". In 2006 The New York Times conducted a poll of writers and critics regarding the most important works in American fiction from the previous 25 years, and Blood Meridian was a runner-up.

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    McCarthy, Cormac

    Published by Picador by Pan Books, London, 1989

    Seller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA, Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First Edition. First UK edition, first printing, octavo size, 345 pp., signed by Cormac McCarthy. Cormac McCarthy (born Charles Joseph McCarthy, Jr., in 1933), is acknowledged by many as one of the greatest contemporary American writers. His first novel, "The Orchard Keeper", won a 1966 William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel; "All the Pretty Horses" would win the National Book Award in 1992, and "No Country for Old Men", conceived as a screen play (and later turned into a novel) won four Academy Awards. He would eventually author twelve novels, three short stories, five screenplays and two plays. This the first UK edition of McCarthy's "Great American Novel"; it was McCarthy's fifth novel and although it received only lukewarm praise upon publication, it is now viewed as his magnum opus. The first UK edition scarce signed; as of this writing, we see no copies online. ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full red textured paper over boards, white lettering stamped onto the spine, copyright page with full number line, simply signed "Cormac McCarthy" on the sectional title page in black ink; octavo size (8 5/8" by 5 3/8"), pagination: [i-viii] [1-2] 3-337. The unclipped dust jacket with a wrap-around illustration (by George Sharp) of a horseman riding over a landscape with a blood-red sky behind him, black and red lettering, review blurb on the bottom of the front panel, short summary of the book and review blurbs on the front flap, short author bio on the back flap with original price of GBP 11.95 at the bottom. ___CONDITION: Volume near fine, the paper over the boards clean, the white on the spine not worn or flaked, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, and entirely free of prior owner markings; the head of the spine with a slight bump extending for about an inch at the very top of the front board, tail of the spine very gently bumped, corners gently bumped but not rubbed, interior pages lightly toned. The unclipped dust jacket also near fine, clean, not sunned (the reds on the spine as deep as on the panels), with very minor edgewear. ___PROVENANCE: We acquired this book from a collector who purchased it from an ABAA member who confirmed the signature, details available upon request. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

  • McCarthy, Cormac

    Published by Random House, New York, 1985

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First edition of the author's classic fifth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the month of publication on the front free endpaper, "For John Sheddan At Saxon Oaks Manor In April of 1985 All the best, old friend Cormac." The recipient, John Sheddan was a close friend of McCarthy‚ s. ‚ Some of McCarthy‚ s friends claim that the character Gene Harrogate (a character in McCarthy‚ s novel, Suttree), or at least his watermelon venture, was based in some way on John Sheddan, ‚ scholar, schemer, hustler, melon paramour‚ (Gibson 23)‚ ¶.However in a letter of response to Gibson‚ s article, Knoxvillian Buzz Kelley writes that Sheddan was ‚ probably McCarthy‚ s best and most loyal friend from the Knoxville crowd,‚ holder of two master‚ s degrees, and not at all ‚ a violator of vegetables nor one to fornicate with fruits‚ (Dianne C. Luce, Reading the World: Cormac McCarthy‚ s Tennessee Period). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Richard Adelson. Jacket painting by Salvador Dali. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Next to the dedication copy, this is the best association possible. "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).