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Burke, James Lee. CIMARRON ROSE. New York City, NY: Hyperion Books, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 288 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's sixteenth novel. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "A beautiful writer. His descriptions are glorious. One can almost see the ghost of Billy Bob's partner, feel the Texas thunderstorms, and see the town of Deaf Smith" (Library Journal). Firmly labeled as a "mystery writer", James Lee Burke is an American literary treasure, and more than any other living "mystery writer", his novels completely inhabit and transcend their genre at the same time. A "must-have" title for James Lee Burke collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by James Lee Burke. The author has virtually stopped doing public signings since his arthritic condition worsened in recent years, making signed copies of his books highly collectible. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First American Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American novelists. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMES LEE BURKE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0786862580. $50.00

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