21 July, 2015

No Country For Old Men

BY Cormac McCarthy
Book Information1/1/0/US/AF/2005/o.250,000  •  220x156x35  •  543  •  NBCCA'06(F)  •  IMPAC'07(F)

"No Country for Old Men" was published in 2005 by Alfred Knopf. The book was finalist of 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award. The title is drawn from the first line of W. B. Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium". Based on the information on the uncorrected proof, the first edition print size was 250,000 copies.


This is the first edition first printing hardbound version with first state dust jacket that is unclipped, showing the correct price of $24.95. The book is bound in black board with gilt lettering and no 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 unknown copies that are signed on a page tipped in after the flyleaf. These sell for upwards of $750. 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 325 copies and sells for $1,000 and above, while the deluxe version, limited to 75 copies, sells for upwards of $5,000. The premium on these signed copies over similar ones for "Cities of the Plain" is presumably due to the success of the adapted 2007 movie that won the Academy Prize.









This is the additional tipped in page with the author's signature that multiplies to the book's value.








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