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    Larry McMurtry. Group of Two Signed or Inscribed First Editions. New York: Harper, [1961-1963]. Includes his first book, Horseman, Pass By. Larry McMurtry. Horseman, Pass By. New York: Harper, [1961]. First edition of the author's first book. Presentation copy, inscribed by McMurtry on the front free endpaper: "To Mr. Combie - / who stuck it out through / two of my classes - / with sincere / Best wishes - / Larry McMurtry." Octavo. 179 pages. Publisher's yellow cloth backstrip over black boards, front board and spine stamped in black, dust jacket. Some rubbing, mild toning to cloth spine and corners of boards, endleaves a bit toned and offset. Jacket spine sunned, chipped. Jacket panels edgeworn, toned, soiled, chipped, with some creased tears. Good. The basis for Hud (1963), starring Paul Newman.

    [Together with:] Larry McMurtry. Leaving Cheyenne. New York: Harper & Row, [1963]. First edition, signed by McMurtry on the front free endpaper. Octavo. [299] pages. Publisher's full beige buckram, front board stamped in red, spine stamped in red and black, dust jacket. Cloth binding toned and rubbed, front endleaves offset, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper. Jacket with price sticker over printed price on front flap. Jacket spine sunned and edgeworn. Jacket panels toned, rubbed, slightly soiled. Good. Basis of the 1974 film, Lovin' Molly, starring Anthony Perkins.

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