Cities of the Plain

BY Cormac McCarthy
Book Information1/1/0/US/RH/1998/?  •  220x152x30  •  536

This is "Cities of the Plain", the final book and epilogue of Cormac McCarthy's "Border Trilogy" published by Alfred Knopf in 1998. Like "The Crossing", it was not as well received as the trilogy opener, and never made finalist to the major US literary awards.

This is the first edition first printing hardbound version with first state dust jacket that is unclipped, showing the correct price of $24.00. The book is bound in black board and black clothed spine with gilt lettering, gilt "CM" on the front board, and red topstain. The copyright page should state "First edition".

This book is not particularly rare and a VG copy can be purchased from eBay or Abebooks at around $50. This is a NF copy with a NF dust jacket and a NF book that is tight and clean.

There is an official Alfred Knopf signed first edition of a 1,000 copies for the friends of the author and publisher with a signed tipped in page stating so. These sell for upwards of $450. Then there are two versions of numbered and signed limited edition (but not first edition) published by B. E. Trice, both with slip case. The normal version is limited to 300 copies and sells for $700 and above, while the deluxe version, limited to 50 copies, sells for upwards of $1,500.


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