Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

1973

Child of God

McCarthy, Cormac

Random House

$5.95

197

The first edition of this memorable book was published by Random House in 1973. It was 197 pages long, and the original retail price was $5.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are red with blue cloth spine. Photo of the author on the back of dust jacket with no reviews. The bottom of the back flap has "1/74". The dust jacket spine is prone to fading. Photos courtesy of Dan Baranow.



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Picture of the 1973 first edition dust jacket for Child of God.

Picture of the 1973 first edition dust jacket for Child of God.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Child of God.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Child of God.

Picture of dust jacket where original $5.95 price is found for Child of God.

Picture of dust jacket where original $5.95 price is found for Child of God.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Child of God.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Child of God.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Child of God.

Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Child of God.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Child of God.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Child of God.

Picture of the first edition title page for Child of God.

Picture of the first edition title page for Child of God.



Other first edition points for books by Cormac McCarthy include: All the Pretty Horses, The Road, Blood Meridian, Outer Dark, No Country for Old Men, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, Suttree, The Gardener's Son, The Stonemason, The Orchard Keeper.

           



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