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Lonesome Dove by  Larry McMURTRY - First Edition - 1985 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 404089)

Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove

by McMURTRY, Larry

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About This Item

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. 8vo. 843 pages. Original black cloth-backed boards; pictorial dust jacket designed by George Corsillo, utilizing a painting by Shannon Stirnweis. A tight, largely fresh copy with light spotting to upper sheet edges, two bumps along lower rear board; the jacket with light shelfwear at ends of spine, but fresh and bright, with original $18.95 price preserved. Original 1985 Scribner's price sticker on rear panel. FIRST EDITION, first printing.

Synopsis

An epic story of two retired Texas Rangers on a cattle drive to Montana that is loosely basedon historic events from the 19th century, the original Lonesome Dove story was written to be a screenplay called "The Streets of Laredo.” The 1970s film was to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring John Wayne, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda. However, due to casting issues, the movie was abandoned. Larry McMurtry later turned the Lonesome Dove script into a full-length Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The novel was later re-adapted to a four-part television miniseries starring Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and Robert Urich.

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On Aug 25 2009, Poetmaker said:
I am 64 years old and have read many books, but this novel takes the cow pie cake--so to speak. I could not put it down--it has consumed my days and nights with the most outstanding writing I have ever read. I almost wanted to scratch the palces he was describing--I felt the rope on my neck--the bug bites--smelled the smells the cowboys smelled--was happy when they were happy and ever so sad when the main characters were either killed or had to make a major decision.

A must read for everyone who says the love to read. This is a novel one must take on their trip to Mars or down an isolated jungle trip. It will keep you company better than anything else you could take with you.

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Details

book dealer
Riverrun Books & Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
404089
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMURTRY, Larry
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Founded in 1978 and purchased in 2016 by Thomas Lecky, Riverrun specializes in fine, rare, and unusual books from all periods and genres. There are large holdings in art, photography, artists' books, fine printing, books about books, literature, signed and inscribed books, early printing, and Americana. We have thousands of books not listed online in these and many other fields, and are constantly sourcing new material from private collections and public auction. Please let us know if we can help you locate something not listed in our stock. We are members of the ABAA and are certified members of the Appraiser's Association of America.

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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Bumps
Indicates that the affected part of the book has been impacted in such a way so as to cause a flattening, indention, or light... [more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]

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