New York: Random House, 1973. First printing. Hardcover. 197 pp. Red paper covered boards quarter bound in black with gold lettering on the spine and the author's initials embossed on front board. As with all of McCarthy’s early works, there was a relatively small print run. The story of Lester Ballard, physically isolated from his fellow man in the hills of Tennessee, and his accompanying moral isolation manifested in his depravity and penchant for violence. A very attractive copy of the third novel by one of the most important American writers of the past 100 years. Very near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00004223
Very near Fine book in a price-clipped but otherwise Fine dust jacket.