MCCARTHY, Cormac. No Country for Old Men. London: Picador, 2005.
8vo., original black boards, lettered in silver to spine; with unclipped photographic dust wrapper; pp. [vi], 309, [v]; a fine copy, with only very light toning to the text block.
First UK edition.
No Country for Old Men was originally written as a screen play, before being published in novel form in 2005. The plot features a terrifying psychopathic hitman and concerns dodgy drug deals along the Mexican border, with the title originating from the first line of the 1926 poem Sailing to Byzantium by W. B. Yeats.
The book was made into a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin.