The first edition of this recent Cormac McCarthy book was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2006. It was 241 pages long, and the original retail price was $24.00. First edition points are: First Edition is stated on the copyright page. 2006 is stated on the bottom of the title page. Binding is red (rust) cloth with black spine. Dust jacket carries $24.00 price on the upper corner of the front flap.
The Road book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This book is also an Oprah's Book Club selection.
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Picture of the 2006 first edition dust jacket for The Road.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Road.
Picture of dust jacket where original $24.00 price is found for The Road.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Road.
All first editions of The Road have the Borzoi dog blind stamp. The Borzoi dog blindstamp is NOT a book club blindstamp.
Autograph: Signature of Cormac McCarthy.
July 31, 2008, 11:00 am
Not a first edition point, but for collectors trying to gauge price, this book had a first printing of 250,000 copies.
June 10, 2009, 2:52 pm
I have an uncorrected proof copy of THE ROAD. How many proofs were printed and what are they worth?
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