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

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.

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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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Lonesome Dove

by Larry McMurtry

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Simon & Schuster, First Edition, Second Printing, 06/13/1985
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1985
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9780671504205
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Simon & Schuster, 1985. Simon & Schuster, First Edition, Second Printing, 06/13/1985. Very Good/Very Good. A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a… Read more about this item
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LONESOME DOVE SIGNED

LONESOME DOVE SIGNED

by Larry McMurtry - John Le Carre

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First Edition; First Printing
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1985
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New York: Simon and Schuster. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Owner name, small inscription on FEP. Faint tape residue on top/bottom of rear panel. FIRST STATE ("none" instead of "done" on p621) ; Personalized by John LeCarre on FEP. ; Signed by Actor .
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Lonesome Dove

by Larry McMurtry

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First Edition
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1985
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9780671504205
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Condition of book is very good. The dust jacket, spine, binding, and inside pages all in good condition. No writings, markings or underlining in book. Book subject to normal wear and tear based on reading, and age. Can be seen on corners of dust jacket and hardcover, Numbering in book as follows: 10 9 8 7… Read more about this item
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Lonesome Dove

by Larry McMurtry

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Lonesome Dove

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1985
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Hardcover
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First Edition/First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Nicer than usually seen, with an especially nice jacket. 1-10 number line. Quite nice and tight, the jacket spine is mildly sunned. Tiny clear stain to top page edge.
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LONESOME DOVE

by MCMURTRY, LARRY

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FIRST EDITION
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PUB 1985
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9780671504205
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NEW YORK NY: SIMON AND SCHUSTER. FINE IN FINE D.J.. PUB 1985. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. FIRST PRINTING WITH COMPLETE NUMBER LINE:"10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" AND WITH FIRST ISSUE POINT "NONE" FOR "DONE" ON LINE 16 PAGE 621 . BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS… Read more about this item
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1st Edition
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1985
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Soft cover
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9780671504205
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Simon & Schuster, 1985. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. Advance uncorrected proofs. Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from McMurtry. Near fine in plain yellow wraps with black lettering. Single crease to spine, wear at corners, and some light smudging to page block edge else fine and clean.
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NY: Simon & Schuster; (1985). First Edition . Soft cover. 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… Read more about this item
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LONESOME DOVE

by LARRY McMURTRY

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1985
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NEW YORK NY: SIMON AND SCHUSTER, 1985. hard cover with dj. very good near fine with dj.
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Lonesome Dove (w/signed card)

by MCMURTRY, Larry

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First Edition
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1985
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Hardcover
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NY: Simon & Schuster, 1985. The endpapers have been professionally restored and the book tightened. The first edition of this book that went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in the year of publication. Many consider this work to be the author's tour-de-force. No indentation to spine. Previous owner's neat inscription to second free endpaper. A… Read more about this item
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LONESOME DOVE.

by McMurtry, Larry.

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First Edition; First Printing
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1985
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Softcover
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NY: SIMON & SCHUSTER.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Close to fine in plain yellow printed wrappers. (Couple tiny nicks at edges of spine. ) Awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the immensely popular television miniseries. .
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Lonesome Dove : Larry McMurtry (Hardcover, 1985)

by Larry McMurtry

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Hardcover. ACCEPTABLE. 1st Edition 1st State page 621 line 16 "none" for "done" Ex-library with all the usual markings Dustjacket protected in Brodart plastic slipcover
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Lonesome Dove

by MCMURTRY, LARRY

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First Edition/First Printing
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1985
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Hardcover
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9780671504205
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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 light curvature of the text block at the top of the spine. The 18.95 jacket has some rubbing wear, some edge wear, some staining at the edge at the top of… Read more about this item
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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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1986-08-01
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9780671623241
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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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Used - Near Fine
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Near Fine
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A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing
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1985
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Hardcover
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9780671504205
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near fine and appears unread in an unclipped near fine dust jacket. "None" for "done" on page 621. Typical concavity of the spine, with separation of the text block, very common with this book once it has been read.… Read more about this item
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Lonesome Dove

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1st Edition
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1985
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Hardcover
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9780671504205
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Simon & Schuster, 1985. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. INSCRIBED BY MCMURTRY ON FRONT END PAGE. A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION IN DUST JACKET. ./The Pulitzer Prize winning book is clean with a number line including "1" making it a True 1st Printing as well as being 1st State with the error on page 621, line… Read more about this item
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel

by Larry McMurtry

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First Edition; Twelfth Printing
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1985
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Hardcover
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9780671504205
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New York, NY: Simon And Schuster. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; Twelfth Printing. Hardcover. FLAT SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AT THE LOWER TITLE PAGE. Near Fine in a Near Fine DJ: The Book shows a small, very faint stain at the bottom edge of the text block (doesn't appear to be a remainder… Read more about this item
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Lonesome Dove

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1988-12-15
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Lonesome Dove

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First American Edition
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1985
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Hardcover
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Pulitzer Prize winner. First printing. No markings. Still pretty tight and square. Stray ink mark, faint, on bottom page edges (not remainder mark). Price intact jacket is bright, clean and fresh with minor creasing at base of jacket's spine. In mylar. . First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near… Read more about this item
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Lonesome Dove

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1st Edition
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1985
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Hardcover
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First state, "none for done" on pg 621, line 16. Full number line, not price clipped. Toning to dust jacket, some shelf wear, mark to bottom of spine dust jacket. 1986 Pulitzer, nice tight copy,
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