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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First edition w complete number line. HC w DJ. VG+/VG+. Black boards clean, bright gilt spine, slight edgewear, light smudges to fore-edge, mustard yellow endpapers, binding sound, leaves bright, text clean. Unclipped DJ ($18.95) light edgewear heaviest to spine tips, some creasing to rear top-edge, closed tear at top-edge corner, in mylar protector. First State, with 'none' for 'done' on p.621, line 16. PLEASE NOTE: We are happy to provide photos. Please contact us for any specific requests. BUYING AND SELLING USED AND RARE BOOKS FROM HISTORIC EAST NASHVILLE SINCE 2012.

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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Bookseller
Refuge Books: Used & Rare US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
190208
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Format/binding
HC w DJ
Book condition
Used
Edition
First edition w complete number line
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1985
Pages
843

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VG+/VG+
A book in slightly better than Very Good Condition with a dust jacket that is in slightly better than Very Good Condition. Very...[more]
leaves
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First Edition
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first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
number line
A series of numbers appearing on the copyright page of a book, where the lowest number generally indicates the printing of that...[more]
spine
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