Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy - Lettered Edition

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy - Lettered Edition

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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.”

The fine press limited edition of Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is presented in two states: Lettered and Numbered editions. 


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 468 Pages.
  • Limited to 26 copies.
  • Full leather, handsewn binding with leather onlays.
  • Pigment foils applied by hand to the cover and top edge.
  • New exclusive introduction by Bret Easton Ellis.
  • Six water color paintings by Rob Wood.
  • Signed by Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Wood.
  • Printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Gutenberg.
  • Housed in a clamshell enclosure with a rounded spine and covered in leather and European cloth.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2021 by Rob Wood.
Photography by Yegor Malinovskii
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An ode to letterpress

Chris Hatfield
Blood Meridian Lettered Edition

I continue to be impressed by the craftsmanship of the books being produced by Suntup. I followed along (through social media) as the bookbinder did his work, and it was amazing to see it come together. I now have both numbered and lettered edition copies of The Road and Blood Meridian, and these two Cormac McCarthy titles are what drew me to Suntup in the first place. I hope to see other McCarthy works and works of that caliber in Suntup's future.