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Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry / In Narrow Grave Essays on Texas First 1968 1st ed Signed #4009
Austin, TX: Encino Press, 1968. In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas [First "skycrapers" printing] Larry McMurtry. First Edition 177 pages. McMurtry's first collection of essays, covering Texas history, Texas writers, cowboys, and as a coda to The Last Picture Show, sex in Archer City, Texas. At the time, McMurtry was best known as the writer whose first book Horseman, Pass By had been made into the movie, Hud. This first edition of In a Narrow Grave was very badly copyedited and dozens of errors made it through to the printed page, the most notorious typo was "skycrapers" on p. 105 (your humble cataloguer notes that the common scatalogical pronunciation of this neologism is sky-crappers, even though standard English would render it "sky-crepe-ers"). The errors, inexplicably overlooked in the p [Thumbnails Below] In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas [First "skycrapers" printing] Author: McMurtry, Larry Publication: Austin, TX: Encino Press, 1968 Edition: First Edition Signed: The corrected version, the second printing, was accompanied by a signed, limited edition of 250 copies. Binding: Hardcover Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. This copy was evidently read and has a slight spine lean and light wear to the edges. Signed by McMurtry on the half-title. Description: 177 pages. McMurtry's first collection of essays, covering Texas history, Texas writers, cowboys, and as a coda to The Last Picture Show, sex in Archer City, Texas. At the time, McMurtry was best known as the writer whose first book Horseman, Pass By had been made … [Click Below for Full Description]
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