Desert Rose

Larry MCMURTRY

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Item#: 126647 price:$500.00

Desert Rose
Desert Rose

FIRST EDITION OF THE DESERT ROSE, INSCRIBED BY LARRY MCMURTRY

MCMURTRY, Larry. The Desert Rose. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1983). Octavo, original half purple cloth, original dust jacket. $500.

First trade edition, inscribed by the author: “To Veta from Larry.”

"Unquestionably one of [McMurtry's] best novels"(Washington Post). "McMurtry can transform ordinary words into highly lyrical, poetic passages… and presents human dramas with a sympathy and compassion that make us care about his characters in ways that most novelists can't" (Los Angeles Times). Published the same year as the signed limited first edition of only 250 copies. Recipient Veta Mott is a member of the family that has run the antiquarian book business Howard S. Mott since 1936. McMurtry's well-known engagement with the rare book trade began in his twenties as a book scout, and he ran his own book store, Booked Up, for over 40 years.

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