IN A NARROW GRAVE: ESSAYS ON TEXAS - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED. Larry McMurtry.

IN A NARROW GRAVE: ESSAYS ON TEXAS - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED

Austin: The Encino Press, 1968. First Edition. Attractive copy of this early collection of nine essays on Texas, touching on themes of "the end of the cowboy era and the exodus from the ranch to the city and suburbs" (Kirkus Review). Preceded by a first printing that was so littered with typographical errors (the worst of them being "skycrapers" for "skyscrapers" on p.105) that it was recalled and destroyed, with surviving examples known in the low to mid-two figures. The second, corrected printing was issued simultaneously in a signed limited and trade format. Item #4837

Second (corrected) printing, limited issue, one of 250 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.121. Octavo (cm); printed paper-covered boards and tan calf backstrip, with titles stamped in black and gilt on spine; publisher's original linen slipcase; xviii,177,[1]pp. Light wear to heel, else Fine in a Fine slipcase.

Price: $2,000.00

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