The Border Trilogy - All The Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain - Cormac McCarthy 1992 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - First Editions McCarthy’s brilliant Border Trilogy in first edition.

The young men in these novels come of age on south-western ranches in the 1930s, while across the border Mexico beckons them with its desolate beauty and the cruel promise of a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

‘An American classic to stand with the finest literary achievements of the century.’ -
San Francisco Chronicle

All the Pretty Horses, young John Grady Cole, dispossessed by the sale of his family's Texas ranch, heads across the border in search of the cowboy life, finding a job breaking horses and a dangerously ill-fated romance. In The Crossing, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch and instead of killing it decides to take it on a perilous journey home to the mountains of Mexico. These drifters come together years later in Cities of the Plain, a magnificent tale of friendship and passion. McCarthy's haunting evocation of two young men poised on the edge of a world about to change forever serves as a darkly beautiful elegy for the American frontier. [Picador]
  ‘A miracle in prose, an American original.’ - New York Times Book Review

Cormac McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 20, 1933. He attended the University of Tennessee, but interrupted his studies for four years to join the U. S. Air Force. His first novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published in 1965. His other works include Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and Blood Meridian. All the Pretty Horses, the first part of the Border Trilogy, which also includes The Crossing and Cities of the Plains, won the National Book Award in 1992. His novel No Country for Old Men was adapted into a film in 2007. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road. He has also written plays and screenplays.

Three large octavo volumes (book size 22x15.1cm), pp.[10] 302 [8]; [6] 426; [6] 292 [6]. Publisher's quarter black cloth over black paper boards, spines and front board lettered in silver, rear boards with publisher’s emblem blocked in blind, top edges of
Crossing and Cities of the Plain tinted brick red and scarlet respectively. Dust jackets priced to upper corner of front flaps, in order of publication: ‘FPT U.S.A. $21.00 CANADA $26.50’; ‘FPT U.S.A. $23.00 CANADA $29.95’;‘ FPT U.S.A. $24.00 CANADA $33.50’.

All The Pretty Horses’ in first Issue dust jacket, with front flap showing ‘FPT U.S.A. $21.00’ to upper corner, and text beginning with blue-green ‘A’. Rear flap with ‘5/92’ printed to lower edge. There was a trial dust jacket with the ‘A’ in black and without any blurbs to the rear panel, but it was not used, and so cannot be considered ‘first state’ or ‘first issue’.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jackets.   Ref: 111786   Price: HK$ 8,000