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    Larry McMurtry. In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas. Austin: Encino Press, 1968. Advance long galley proofs with textual errors, including the infamous "skycrapers" error. Initialed by publisher William Wittliff on the first page proof: "1st page proof / July 22/68 / W. D. Witliff." Unbound; approximately 25 x 7.5 inches (635 x 190 mm.). Sixty-one sheets of long galley paper, printed on rectos only. Some mild thumbsoiling and rubbing. Generally near fine. Now housed in cloth clamshell case with clear Lucite display panel. When this book was published the typographical errors were so blatant, that McMurtry insisted that the entire edition be scrapped and republished with corrections. It is estimated that no more than fifteen copies of the original edition survived, making this one of the more difficult to find McMurtry items.

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