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Lonesome Dove by  Larry McMurtry - First Edition/First Printing - 1985 - from Pat Cramer, Bookseller (SKU: 029546)

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove by  Larry McMurtry - First Edition/First Printing - 1985 - from Pat Cramer, Bookseller (SKU: 029546)
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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
N-Fine/N-Fine
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
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About This Item

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. This copy includes a previewed copy of the TV series in dvd format..

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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Reviews

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

Bookseller
Pat Cramer, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
029546
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - N-Fine
Jacket condition
N-Fine
Edition
First Edition/First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985
Keywords
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Terms of Sale

Pat Cramer, Bookseller

I accept cash, checks, money orders and bank cards. International orders paid by check must be made out to a United States bank branch. International orders paid by money order must be a postal money order made out in United States dollars. You can return any book that you purchase from me if you are not satisfied with it.

About the Seller

Pat Cramer, Bookseller

Seller rating:
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About Pat Cramer, Bookseller

I have been selling used and rare books internationally since 1985.I tend to list modern fiction because that is what i know the most about.I specialize on horror and suspense fiction because these are two areas that i enjoy most and because they are two areas that I know the most aboutI am not a generalist dealer but I have been known to list a small percentage of anything that looks interesting to me, fiction and non-fiction, to bring new customers to my site.

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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
text block
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jacket
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spine
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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