New York: Random House, 1968. First Edition. McCarthy's second novel set in Appalachia - dark, brooding, incestuous, and violent. Though published to great critical reviews both prior to and following publication, the novel sold poorly - a modest 2,705 copies. Item #5489
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); gray paper and turquoise cloth-covered boards, blocked and titled in silver, metallic blue, and black on spine and front cover; gray topstain; dustjacket; [viii],242,pp. Base of spine gently nudged, mild rubbing to black portions on spine and front cover, with a remainder stamp to front endpaper, and a faint, shallow stain to heel and lower right corner of front cover; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $4.95), lighlty edgeworn, with a few small rubbed spots to spine and front flap fold, and a 1.25" closed tear to lower front panel; Very Good+.