(Click for larger image)

Burke, James Lee. CIMARRON ROSE. London, England: Orion Books Limited, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 278 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's sixteenth novel. The true First Edition. 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 very few signed copies of the true First Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. The American Limited Edition is priced as much as $350, as though it were the true first. It isn't. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American novelists. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMES LEE BURKE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0752804863. $150.00

This item is available for purchase. This web page was most recently updated on May 27, 2020.