The Fat Valley, J.B. Pick
First UK edition (presumed publisher's proofs) of Pick's historical novel of the Thirty Years' War, published later the same year in the US as 'The Last Valley'. Affixed to a front endpaper is a typed and signed letter from Pick. From the collection of Larry McMurtry, with his bookplate affixed opposite the signed letter. Basis for the 1970 film adapted and directed by James Clavell and starring Michael Caine and Omar Sharif.
London: Arco Publications with Bernard Hanison, 1959. Bound in custom Morocco, ruled and titled in gilt; red endpapers; deckle edges, pp. 176. Title hand-corrected in pencil on the half-title and title page to "Last" in lieu of "Fat." Light wear to boards, faint sunning to spine. Scarce.