Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, 2003. First Edition Thus. New. Item #279
First Printing. A Fine copy bound in plain white wrappers, printed in red. This is the Uncorrected Proof Copy of the 2003 reissue by The Overlook Press. Though the original edition of True Grit went into at least four printings that we know of, the book eventually went out of print, as did all of Portis' other novels. The Overlook Press purchased the rights to reprint all of his books, bringing a wealth of amazing literature back into the eye of the reading public. True Grit remains Portis' best known book, and the basis for both the 1969 film starring John Wayne, and the 2010 version directed by the Coen Brothers, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. An uncommon item, and it's doubtful that many of these were produced.