22 May 2001
LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1960.
8o. Original cloth-backed boards (slightly shaken).
FIRST EDITION, second impression, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE HOSTS OF THE NOVEL'S PUBLICATION PARTY on the front free endpaper: "Lee and Henry: Always stay newlyweds! Love, Nelle (Harper Lee)." Lee Williams Dehn worked in her sister's New York literary agency for many years, contributing administrative support for their representation of Harper Lee, Margaret Mitchell, John Steinbeck and others. She and her husband Henry hosted the publication party for To Kill a Mockingbird at their New York apartment (see note to previous lot).
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