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Lonesome Dove

By McMurtry, Larry




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.

First edition identification and notes

Published by Simon and Schuster in 1985 in black cloth, the copyright page of first editions of Lonesome Dove have a complete number line beginning with "1.” The first issue jacket has no statement of the Pulitzer Prize, and the text has an error on page 621, line 16 reading "none" instead of "done." However, this specific error has been noted in printings as recent as the 25th and is not necessarily considered a first edition point of issue.

Other collectible or notable editions

First editions signed by McMurty sells for upwards of $1,000.


Available copies: Lonesome Dove By McMurtry, Larry


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Lonesome Dove: a novel.

McMURTRY, Larry.

New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1985. Octavo. Original gilt lettered black cloth spine, dark grey covers. With the dust jacket. An exemplary copy. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Jenny Young, All the cowboys you'll ever need, Larry McMurtry". Lonesome Dove won the Pulitzer Prize for 1986.

$1,306.03


Lonesome Dove

Mcmurtry, Larry

New York: Simon and Schuster. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY MCMURTRY on title page; winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. "McMurtry's affinity for the Western novel achieves a kind of apotheosis in this Pulitzer Prize-winning epic chronicle about an 1879 cattle drive from Texas to Montana... The book would be made into an acclaimed television mini-series and inspire a sequel, Streets of Laredo (1993), and the prequels Dead Man's Walk (1995) and Comanche Moon" (The Chronology of American Literature). New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. Thick octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket.

$1,250.00

Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

Simon and Schuster, 1985 A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED by McMurtry on the front free endpaper. First Edition as indicated by the full number line on the copyright page 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Original price of $18.95 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. Bottom corners very slightly curved. Dust jacket has a small amount of creasing at the spine ends, and a stain at bottom spine end. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$1,200.00


Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 1985 A near fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, inscribed legibly by McMurtry on the front free endpaper. First printing, with complete row of numbers to 1 on the copyright page and original price of $18.95 on the front flap. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

$1,200.00

Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

Very clean, tight copy with lightest wear to black-cloth boards. Pictorial dustjacket shows no noteworthy flaws. Simon&Schuster New York 1985 1st Edition Hardback Cloth 8vo. 843 pp. 1st state of the 1st edition with "none" on page 621. Dustjacket price is $18.95. Signed by the author, without inscription, front free endpaper.

$1,000.00


Lonesome Dove.

McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First edition of the author's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear. A very 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).

$850.00


Lonesome Dove

Larry McMurtry

Simon & Schuster, 6/13/1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed. First printing. Flat SIGNED by Larry McMurtry on the title page. Pages 29-34 are bent at the top corner and there is very light soiling on the top page edges. The unclipped dust jacket has gentle crinkling near the spine ends and is starting to show some age toning on the flap perimeters. The jacket is sleeved in mylar.

$800.00


LONESOME DOVE

Larry McMurtry

US: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. By author. Signed by author on tipped-in plate. First Edition, First Printing. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean and square. Binding is tight. Text block is clean. Very minor shelfwear. Dust Jacket is clean and bright and covered in a protective mylar jacket.

$800.00

Lonesome Dove

Larry McMurtry

Demco Media, 1986-06. Turtleback. Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$767.33

LONESOME DOVE

McMurtry, Larry

SIMON & SCHUSTER A FINE FIRST IN DJ. DOT ON BOTTOM SIGNED.. Signed. FIRST. FINE/Fine.

$725.00


Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon & Schuster. 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed by the author on the fly leaf. 1985, First Printing, first state in first state dust jacket. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine DJ. Previous owner's small signature on the fly leaf; light shelfwear to the spine; binding is tight with none of the usual bowing or curving. DJ with minimal shelfwear. A lovely copy, signed by McMurtry.

$700.00


Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

Simon & Schuster. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1985. 1; Third Printing. Hardcover. 0671504207 . A fine copy in fine price-clipped DJ, in mylar. Signed by McMurtry, Berry Gordy, director Simon Wincer, cinematographer Doug Milsome, and producer Suzanne de Passe. Some of these are inscriptions to Jeffrey, who was probably a production member. Not a first edition copy. ; 8.30 X 5.80 X 2.20 inches; Signed by Collection of Signatures .

$699.99


Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 0671504207 First Print. NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Shipped in a box with a protective cover on dust jacket. Complete # line 10987654321. $18.95 price on dust jacket. Book meets all points for first printing. Book is as close to new looking. . Fine.

$650.00


LONESOME DOVE. [Advance Uncorrected Proof].

McMurtry, Larry.

New York: Simon & Schuster, (1985)., 1985 Advance Uncorrected Prooof of the First edition. Large 8vo, pp. 843, printed wrappers, with misprint "none" for "done" p. 621, line 16. A near fine copy of this bulky proof, [a light vertical spine crease] the wrappers bright yellow & clean. Scarce early state of this major novel - winner of the l986 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, nominated for the 1986 Pen/Faulkner Award, basis of the highly-rated television series of the same name. A key McMurtry title.. 1st Edition.

$485.00


Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Book. N-Fine. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. A solid square tight carefully read copy. This copy has some pagedge soil, some veryyyyyyyyyyy slight curvature of the text block at the top of the spine, some rubbing wear to the spine area. The 18.95 jacket is a beautiful example with just a bit of light rubbing, light browning to the extremities. wear else fine. A Pulitzer winning novel and the basis for the movie/tv mini-series starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones among many others. A monster size book at 840+ pages with virtually NONE of the lean and obvious wear usually associated with a book this size. A pretty nice copy of a great book. This copy has a gift inscription on the FFEP. Mis-spelled word on page 621, which is really not much of a point seeing as how it has never been corrected. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

$449.49


Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Book. N-Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Later Printing. A solid square tight carefully read copy. This copy has some very light pagedge soil, some veryyyyyyyyyyy slight curvature of the text block at the top of the spine else fine. The priced jacket is a nice example with some light soil else fine. A Pulitzer winning novel and the basis for the movie/tv mini-series starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones among many others. A monster size book at 840+ pages with virtually none of the lean and obvious wear usually associated with a book this size. A very nice copy of a great book. Included with this copy is a set of DVDs...Lonesome Dove and Dead Man's Walk which have been previewed and an unopened DVD copy of Streets of Laredo. THIS COPY BIS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

$449.49

Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985 First edition, first issue with the error, "he had none nothing" on page 621, and with the $18.95 price on the jacket flap unclipped. 843pp. Black cloth-backed boards, gilt. Small library bookplate on front free end, minor scar to upper edge of rear endpaper, else a fine copy with perfect pictorial dust jacket. The author's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of the West, and the basis for the award-winning TV mini-series..

$425.00


LONESOME DOVE

McMurtry, Larry:

New York: Simon & Schuster, [1985].. Large thick octavo. Cloth and boards. First edition, first printing, with 'none' for 'done' at 621:16. The Pulitzer winning novel of its year. Top edge faintly dusty, read carefully once (perhaps), otherwise about fine in dust jacket.

$400.00

LONESOME DOVE.

McMurtry, Larry.

NY: SIMON & SCHUSTER.. Fine. 1985. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Close to fine in plain yellow printed wrappers. (Couple of tiny nicks at edges of spine) Awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and the basis for the immensely popular television miniseries. .

$400.00


Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 0671504207 Third printing. Book has minor wear. Dust jacket has some fading on front near spine hinge. SIGNED by the author on front end page. Signature only. A nice signed copy of McMurtry's classic book. ***PROMPT, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE!** . Very Good. 1985.

$399.98