“Yesterday's gone on down the river and you can't get it back": First Edition of Lonesome Dove; Signed by Larry McMurtry

  • Lonesome Dove.

Lonesome Dove.


Item Number: 4296

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.

First edition of McMurtry’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by George Corsillo. Jacket painting by Shannon Stirnweis. A sharp example.

A love story, an adventure, an American epic, Lonesome Dove embraces all the West- legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Set in the nineteenth century, it is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana and much more. It is a drive that represents for everybody involved not only a daring, even a foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream- the attempt to carve out the last remaining wilderness a new life. "Everything about Lonesome Dove feels true . . . These are real people, and they are still larger than life" (Nicholas Lemann, The New York Times Book Review).

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