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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

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

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

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

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

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

McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First state, with "none" for "done" on page 621, line 16. Very mild soiling to page edges, spine is very slightly concave, binding is tight, corners sharp, contents clean and fresh, overall a near fine copy of the author's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, SIGNED by him on front flyleaf in very near fine dust jacket, with mild rub line to rear panel.. First Edition. Hardcover.

$750.00


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. First edition. 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 close to new looking. . Fine.

$650.00


Lonesome Dove

MCMURTRY, LARRY

U.S.A.: SIMON & SCHUSTER, 1985 VERY GOOD IN VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET-2ND EDITION, FLAT SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE, STILL HAS THE INCORRECT NONE FOR DONE AND NO PULTIZER BLURG ON DUSTJACKET. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good. Book.

$600.00

Lonesome Dove

Larry McMurtry

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

$567.90


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.

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


Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 0671504207 First edition. Second printing. Signed on the title page by author. Book has former owners names on first free end paper. Book also has a coffee stain on front edge. Book is tight and square. Dust jacket in protective cover bright and clean. Pictures available. . Very Good.

$375.00


LONESOME DOVE

McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First Edition. First State, with 'none' for 'done' on p.621, line 16. Octavo; 3/4 black paper over quarter black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 843pp. Fine and unread in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $18.95), without mention of the Pulitzer Prize. McMurtry's finest work, a sweeping western, winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the highly-acclaimed miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. An unusually nice copy of this bulky novel, without the usual sagging to the textblock or sunning to spine.

$375.00

Lonesome Dove

McMurtry, Larry

NY: Simon & Schuster; (1985) Advance uncorrected proof, near fine in bright yellow wraps. Small closed tear, about 3/4", at the bottom of the spine/front cover joint. The spine is slightly sunned (to a shade or two lighter yellow color). There is a little minor soiling to the page edges. A tight, square copy of the earliest state of this Pulitzer Prize winner. First Edition. Soft Cover. Galley/Proof.

$375.00


Lonesome Dove; A Novel

McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Bound in the publisher's original black quarter cloth and black paper over boards, spine stamped in gilt. First state with type error 'none' in place of 'done' on line 16 of page 621. First state dust jacket with $18.95 price. Winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize.

$358.90