2 December 2014
This lot is offered without a reserve
McMURTRY, Larry (b. 1936). Lonesome Dove. -- Streets of Laredo. -- Dead Man’s Walk. -- Comanche Moon. Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2013. 4 volumes, 8°. Brown morocco gilt, all edges gilt.
Later, “Collector’s edition,” each signed and inscribed on the colophon. Streets of Laredo: “Ironically the first word of the Lonesome Dove books was a screenplay, called Streets of Laredo. James Stewart and Henry Fonda came round. John Wayne never did.” Dead Man’s Walk: “This produced one of the hardest movie-shoots I have ever been on.” Comanche Moon: “LD [Lonseome Dove] & its sequels were all about my effort to understand the cowboy ethic.” Lonesome Dove: “Lone Dove was an attempt to understand my father. In the main it failed.” Lonesome Dove won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. As McMurtry points out, it was originally intended as a screenplay for a movie (ultimately never made) starring Wayne, Stewart and Fonda. When the movie project collapsed McMurtry transformed it into a novel. The book--and its sequels--made it to the small screen with the successful Lonesome Dove mini-series starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This lot is offered without reserve.
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Why the French Impressionist’s paintings of the Saint-Lazare train station are among his greatest achievements
Meredith Etherington-Smith hails the long and distinguished career of the London antiques dealer with a client list that reads like an international who’s who