Beautifully bound limited edition of the third volume of McCarthy's Border Trilogy.
Fine in fine slipcase.
"He knew that our enemies by contrast seem always with us. The greater our hatred the more persistent the memory of them so that a truly terrible enemy becomes deathless. So that a man who has done you great injury or injustice makes himself a guest in your house forever."
Following McCarthy's ALL THE PRETTY HORSES and THE CROSSING, CITIES OF THE PLAIN returns to characters John Grady and Billy Parham, struggling to make a living on a drought-stricken cattle ranch near the Southwestern border of the United States and Mexico. Critically praised, with reservations (as Sara Mosle noted in THE NEW YORK TIMES, "the most complex and sympathetic female character in the trilogy may be a wolf"), McCarthy's bleakness of vision and his cascade of mythic imagery still hold great power. A remarkably beautiful and untouched copy of this major work.
Read more: Mosle, "Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys", The New York Times.
New Orleans: B.E. Trice, 1998. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original three-quarter gilt-stamped brown leather with marbled boards. Brown endpapers. In original gilt-stamped brown cloth slipcase. 291,  pages. No. 34 of a limited edition of 350 copies, signed by McCarthy at colophon. Faintest bumping to lower corner of text block. Appears unread.
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