"Make A Place On Your Bookshelf... If You Love Classic Narrative, Quest Stories, Adventure Stories Of High Order Transformed By One Of The Lapidary Masters Of Contemporary American Fiction, Now Is Your Hour Of Triumph" Each Volume Signed Or Inscribed By Cormac McCarthy
All the Pretty Horses; The Crossing; Cities of the Plain.
Item Number: 4020
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992-1998.
First editions of each title in the author’s acclaimed Border Trilogy. Octavo, original half cloth. 3 volumes. Each volume is signed or inscribed. All the Pretty Horses is inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Jim & Brenda with love Cormac.” The recipients were neighbors and friends of the author in El Paso, Texas. Cities of the Plain is signed by the author on the half title page and The Crossing on the title page. Each are fine in fine dust jackets. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp set, with exceptional provenance.
Cormac McCarthy's award-winning and best-selling trio of novels, The Border Trilogy, constitutes a genuine American epic. The young men in these novels come of age on Southwestern ranches in the 1930's, while across the border, Mexico beckons them with its desolate beauty and the cruel promise of a place where dreams are paid for in blood. The San Francisco Chronicle calls the trilogy "An American classic to stand with the finest literary achievements of the century" and the Chicago Tribune exclaimed, "Make a place on your bookshelf... If you love classic narrative, quest stories, adventure stories of high order transformed by one of the lapidary masters of contemporary American fiction, now is your hour of triumph."