Biblio: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

All the Pretty Horses by  Cormac McCarthy - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1992 - from McBlain Books (SKU: 86846)

All the Pretty Horses

Click for full-size.

All the Pretty Horses

by McCarthy, Cormac

  • Used
  • near fine
  • paperback
  • Signed
  • First
Near Fine
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Hamden, Connecticut
Item Price:
$3.75 shipping to USA
More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. Near Fine. 298p. Softcover in original pictorial wrapper which was issued in a thin paper box 21cm. Book almost as New. Box splitting and worn at a couple of corners but otherwise sound. SIGNED by McCarthy on first blank leaf of this Advance Reading Copy.


Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has also written plays and screenplays. This novel, All The Pretty Horses , won the National Book Award in 1992. The story reads like a Western novel, but is set in 1949 and revolves around the life of a 16-year old Texan named John Grady Cole. After his parent’s marriage ends, he finds himself at the end of a long line of ranchers, without a family ranch to work. So he sets out for Mexico on horseback with two companions. By turns both comic and tragic, the elaborate character development and McCarthy’s superb descriptive style make this book a rare treat.


Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!
On May 18 2011, for2itous said:
McCarthy does have a vivid descriptive style but the plot is predictable. Where did he get the title? Got so tired of the characters lighting up a cigaret.Don't quite understand why it got the National Book Award.
On Jul 7 2007, fict said:
A great book, but not McCarthy's best, by a long shot.


McBlain Books US (US)
Seller Inventory #
All the Pretty Horses
McCarthy, Cormac
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
Advance Reading Copy
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published

Terms of Sale

McBlain Books

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

McBlain Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2009
Hamden, Connecticut
Ask Seller a Question

About McBlain Books

Our second floor shop contains about 15,000 volumes and is open by appointment or chance. Established 1970. We have been a member of the Antiquarian Bookseller Association of America for over 30 years. While there is a heavy emphasis in our stock on Africa, African Americana, Asia and the Middle East we also handle antiquarian books on a wide variety of other subjects.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

reading copy
Indicates a book that is perfectly serviceable for reading. It may have a defect or damage. As such, reading copy is not...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]

This Book’s Categories