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Larry McMurtry
Streets of Laredo
Simon & Schuster, 1993. A truly rare if not the rarest Larry McMurtry Item, the 1st State, as described him, of Streets of Laredo. They were only given to close personal friends and as such are signed with wonderful inscriptions-- "A long Dark Story of the Plains." It is the sequel to "Lonesome Dove" and final book in the Call & Mcray tetralogy.Fine Hardcover in Fine Standard DJ in VG to VG+ "1st State" Dust Jacket, rubbed at the front spine bottom corner (the custom dust jacket is on a thin paper which is wrinkled by the heavy black ink of the original artwork) by Sara Ossana, Larry's God-Daughter. It is also inscribed by her wonderfully: "Hell is where all your dreams come true" Larry at the ABAA convention: "I have, of course, continued my little game with the book trade. Since I'm going to be collected, I want to make it interesting, and, also, I want to make it expensive. The true first issue dust-wrapper of 'Streets of Laredo' was done by my goddaughter, Sara Ossana, in an edition of forty copies."Only the 3rd copy to appear on the market.
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