DALLAS — The two typewriters Larry McMurtry used to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Lonesome Dove” sold at auction for $37,500.

Heritage Auctions sold the typewriters Wednesday at an auction in New York City. Eric Bradley, a spokesman for the Dallas-based auction house, said the typewriters were sold to a bidder from Texas who wished to remain anonymous.

The author and screenwriter, who is 80, said he still writes on a typewriter and has 15 of them.

While writing “Lonesome Dove,” a tale of a cattle drive in the 1870s, he kept one typewriter in his hometown of Archer City, Texas, and the other in Washington, D.C.