New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988). First edition. Uncorrected proof in RARE PROOF DUST JACKET with blank flaps and a completely different design. TOGETHER WITH a copy of the book in its eventual trade dust jacket that is INSCRIBED on the front endpaper, "To .../ A gloomy tale/ Larry McMurtry." The design of the proof dust jacket closely resembles the one used for LONESOME DOVE (and is more attractive in our opinion). Uncorrected proof is fine in tall yellow printed paperwraps; proof dust jacket is near fine with a few vertical creases. Trade issue of the book is near fine with light smudge to cloth spine; in near fine to fine dust jacket with flattened crease to rear panel.