Often referred to as “the Great American Novel,” Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West is Cormac McCarthy’s magnum opus. An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the wild west.
Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, the novel traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old boy from Tennessee, as he stumbles into the nightmarish world of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on a mission to massacre Indians and sell their scalps in a thriving market.
First published in 1985, American literary critic Harold Bloom praised Blood Meridian as “one of the 20th century’s finest novels,” while Aleksandar Hemon called it “possibly the greatest American novel of the past 25 years.” Time magazine included Blood Meridian in its “100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.”
About The Editions
The limited edition of Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is presented in two states: Lettered and Numbered. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six watercolor paintings by Rob Wood as well as a new exclusive introduction by Bret Easton Ellis. Both editions are signed by Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Wood. This is the first limited edition of the novel.
The Lettered edition ($3,950) is limited to 26 copies and is a handsewn, full leather Bradel binding with leather onlays. The leather has been custom designed and produced for this edition. Pigment foils are applied by hand to the cover and top edge. The edition is printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Gutenberg moldmade paper. The clamshell enclosure features a rounded spine and is covered in leather and European cloth.
If any copies of the Lettered edition are available when it opens up for public pre-order, those will be sold through a lottery only.
The Numbered edition ($975) of 350 copies is a unique handmade binding with butterfly sewing laced into leather covered boards. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra with a Tyvek hinge for reinforcement. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine, and is housed in a cigar-style box covered in Italian cloth. Each copy is made entirely by hand.
Demand for our Numbered editions has been far greater than the available supply. Please be aware that there is a chance that this edition may only be available for purchase through a lottery when it opens up for public pre-order.