The first edition of this modern classic Cormac McCarthy book was published by Random House in 1985. It was 337 pages long, and the original retail price was $17.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First Edition is stated on the copyright page below Random House number line "24689753". Red cloth spine with gilt titles. Dust jacket back has photo of the author, with photo credit (Mark Morrow) on the bottom left corner, and "394-54482-X" on the bottom right corner.
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Picture of the 1985 first edition dust jacket for Blood Meridian.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Blood Meridian.
Picture of dust jacket where original $17.95 price is found for Blood Meridian.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Blood Meridian.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Blood Meridian.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Blood Meridian.
Picture of the first edition title page for Blood Meridian.
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