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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

NY, Harper, (1961). McMurtry's first book, one of A.C. Greene's "50 best books on Texas," basis for the movie Hud, and winner of the Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters for the best novel of the year. Horseman, Pass By, which takes its title from the closing lines of William Butler Yeats's poem "Under Ben Bulben" (as did Mary McCarthy's first novel, Cast a Cold Eye), was a breakthrough in Texas literature and in regional literature in general: by telling a raw, unadulterated story entirely fitting to its contemporary West Texas setting, McMurtry not only brought the regional novel out of its quaint gentility but gave it a universality it could not have had otherwise; it has been called a West Texas Catcher in the Rye, with the caveat that the lives of Texans in general were a little more crude than those of the Easterners in Salinger's novel. Faint foxing to foredge and endpages; still a very near fine copy in a very near fine, lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket. [#024130] $3,000
NY, Frank Hallman, 1974. Inscribed by McMurtry to a noted Texas bookman: "This is an unfortunate mistake of mine. I suspect the limitation is erroneous./ Larry McMurtry." McMurtry doesn't indicate in which direction he believes the limitation statement errs, and this is the only time we have heard such a suggestion about this title. The stated limitation is 300 copies, each signed by the author, and while it can be assumed that like most limited editions there may have been a small print overrun to protect against damaged copies, etc., we have not heard of this book having had a significantly different number of copies than the limitation, and the fact that they were numbered seems to argue against the actual number and the limitation being very different. This is copy number 247. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#024134] $850
(NY), Simon & Schuster, 2002. An advance copy in the form of tapebound photocopied typescript, reproducing the author's corrections. 501 double-spaced pages, printed on both sides. Fine in cardstock covers. [#913323] $175
(n.p.), Book Club of Texas/Wind River Press, 1988. A broadside printed for the First Annual Meeting of the Book Club of Texas. 19-1/2" x 14". Fine. [#911759] $125
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1970). His fourth novel, a massive (nearly 800 pages) novel of Texas in the 1960s, in which the place itself is an integral part of the story. Upper corners tapped; very near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#026095] $125
Greenwich, NY Graphic Society, (1965). A novel for young adults. Reportedly, this was ghostwritten by McMurtry for Ophelia Ray, although there has been some question raised about that. In any case, McMurtry worked on a version of this book before it was published. This is the second issue. Fine in a fine, white dust jacket. [#011553] $100
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1989). The uncorrected proof copy. Pink spots along bottom edge; else fine in wrappers. [#011550] $45
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1983). The uncorrected proof copy. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Covers stained; very good in wrappers. [#032107] $45
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1988). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#706578] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1990). Another of his novels to re-envision the Old West, and re-instill life into some of its mythologized characters: "Calamity Jane" is the heroine of this novel, and Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody are among the supporting cast. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915348] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1978). Very Good in Very Good DJ. Remainder mark on bottom edge. [#706584] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1989). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#706583] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1983). Very Good in Very Good DJ. Stains to top edge. [#706589] $20
NY, Simon & Schuster, (1983). Very Good in Very Good DJ. Remainder mark on bottom edge. [#706590] $20
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