29 June 2005
CAPOTE, Truman (1924-1984). Breakfast at Tiffany's. New York: Random House, 1958.
8o. Original yellow cloth; dust jacket (some slight fading to spine, light soiling); elaborate orange and beige morocco folding case with morocco onlay of a champagne flute along the spine.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY CAPOTE, on the dedication page. Capote's short novel was made into a 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Capote reportedly wanted Marilyn Monroe to play Holly Golightly, his chic, but troubled heroine, but was more upset by the marked differences between his novel and the film.
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