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McMurtry, Larry
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125 USD
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389
McMurtry, Larry
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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McMurtry, Larry
A fine group of 3 typescripts, comprising: "The Ten Questions I've Been Asked Most Often Since Becoming a Published Writer," 17 pages on yellow second-sheets, with 70 corrections in ink in McMurtry's hand, 1962 — "The Questions a Writer Gets Asked," 9 pages on yellow second-sheets, with 5 corrections in ink, 1964 — Anything for Billy, the first 37 pages of the novel plus 3 pages of manuscript notes listing character, place names and ideas for the book's title, all on yellow second-sheets, numerous corrections in ink, ca. 1987.   Accompanied by an ALS (n.d.) and a TLS (25 January 1988); condition generally good for all 3 manuscripts. 
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Catalogue Note

Anything for Billy, published in 1988, is McMurtry's novel about Billy the Kid.  The author donated this manuscript to the Texas State Historical Association in Austin for a charity auction.  "The Ten Questions I've Been Asked Most Often Since Becoming a Published Writer" was McMurtry's first public speech, given during National Library Week in Houston, April 1962.  The later 9-page speech is a reworking of parts of the earlier speech.  He discusses the writing and publication of his first novel, Horseman, Pass By, and the movie made from it, Hud. 

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York