Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, 1980. First Edition. A key issue of TriQuarterly containing 'The Scalphunters,' the first appearance in any format of Cormac McCarthy's western novel Blood Meridian. 'The Scalphunters' was eventually developed into Chapter 12 in Blood Meridian, and while brief, it contains significant textual variations from the finished text. Portions of the text were omitted, reworked, and expanded within the five year period prior to the book's publication in 1985. Item #4508
Octavo (23.5cm); pictorial card wrappers; ,5-298,pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, faint creases to lower wrapper corners, with some very faint moisture rippling to rear cover; Very Good+.