“THE MOST PECULIAR BOOK I EVER WROTE”
MCMURTRY, Larry. Cadillac Jack. New York, 1982.
First trade edition, presentation copy, of "the best novel Larry McMurtry ever wrote," inscribed by McMurtry to acclaimed naturalist and author Edward Abbey, whom he once called "the Thoreau of the American West": "For the Abbeys—The most peculiar Book I ever wrote, I Think. LM," additionally signed by Abbey on the bottom edge as was his custom with books in his personal library and also inscribed by Abbey on the front flap of the dust jacket: "Abbey—>Peacock—>Spaulding." $8800.