First Edition is stated on the copyright page. The dust jacket carries a $21.00 price on the upper corner of the front flap. There is a variant dust jacket where the text begins with a black letter "A" on the front flap rather than a green "A" which is typically found on most first editions. The variant dust jacket also has four reviews on the back panel rather than the five reviews typically found on most first editions.
There was also a special advance reading copy, that was signed by McCarthy. this advance copy is a softcover issued in a slipcase.
All the Pretty Horses won the National Book Award.
Picture of the 1992 first edition dust jacket for All the Pretty Horses.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for All the Pretty Horses.
Picture of dust jacket where original $21.00 price is found for All the Pretty Horses.
On the left is the rare first edition variant jacket with four reviews. On the right is the more common first edition jacket with a fifth review by Publishers Weekly.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for All the Pretty Horses.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of All the Pretty Horses.
All the Pretty Horses is the first volume in the Border Trilogy. The other two volumes are The Crossing and Cities of the Plain.
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