London, Picador, 1989. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy with some browning to the page block, some bumping to spine tips. McCarthy's fifth book and his first set in the South West, Blood Meridian was included in time magazine's 100 best English-Language novels from 1923 to 2005. It's a violent and dark bildungsroman and McCarthy has remained quiet on the meaning behind the novel leaving it open to interpretation. Regarded by some as McCarthy's masterpiece.