signed Hardcover in dust jacket
1988 · New York, NY.
by McMurtry, Larry
New York, NY.: Simon and Schuster. Very Good. 1988. Hardcover in dust jacket. This book is hard-bound in blue paper covered boards, with a gilt stamped blue cloth spine, in a very nice dust jacket with light toning to the flap edges. The binding is solid. The contents are bright and generally clean, but with a bit of light foxing to the fore-edge and to the outer edge of a few pages. This book is signed/inscribed by Larry McMurtry on the front free end-page. There is some toning to the top of the page above the signature/inscription from a slip of paper being previously laid-in. - From the collection of Cuthbert Christian Thambimuttu (1945-2019) of Columbus, Ohio - known to many of his bookseller, author, and illustrator friends as "Tubby." He was persistent in the pursuit of autographed books by the writers and artists he admired, including Gorey, Sendak, Heaney, Byatt, Morrison, Updike and many more. Joseph Heller once wrote to Tubby in response to one more "please sign and return" request: "This is turning out to be a hell of a lot of work!" All signed books unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic. Many of the books are inscribed to both Cuthbert and his great friend of more than two decades Antonia Gale Moss. . (Inventory #: 76209)