New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. First edition. Uncorrected proof in tall, narrow, yellow paperwraps with "to be published in May, 1970" on front. INSCRIBED, "For Sally & Charlie/ in friendship/ Larry McMurtry/ 6-9-70." McMurtry's long-standing policy against signing proofs makes this inscribed copy a rarity. Spine perished but otherwise very good or better with few tiny staple holes, a touch of spotting, and some light stains to covers. Scarce in this format and rare signed.