Larry McMurtry Estate Auction Results


McMurtry's Arts and Crafts partners desk

Results from the Vogt Auction Galleries sale of bookseller and writer Larry McMurtry's personal estate from his home in Archer City, Texas, this week included:

* A cast-signed set of the four books in the Lonesome Dove saga including Robert Duvall, Anjelica Huston, Chris Cooper, and Margo Martindale, as well as McMurtry which went for $36,000

* McMurtry's Arts and Crafts partners desk, manufactured by Roycroft Community around 1910-1915, used by him for works including his Academy Award-winning screenplay for Brokeback Mountain sold for $30,000

* A selection of his typewriters (including eight of his favourite Hermes 3000 which still work) and several others which he cannibalized for parts, made various figures ranging from $3,300 to $7,800

*  A signed first edition of his slim In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas, 1968, first published in a run of 250 by Austin publisher Encino Press, signed by McMurtry, sold for $10,800

* A stained glass window in decorative bookshelf motif was sold for $1,680

* A pair of vintage iron bookends, each in the figure of a bear standing on an uneven stone ground ended at $1,800

* McMurtry's wooden newspaper rack went for $4,800

There were more than 5,000 registered bidders before the auction started and several hundred in person.