22 May 2001
LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1960.
8o. Original cloth-backed boards (light soiling); original pictorial dust jacket designed by Shirley Smith with portrait of Lee by Truman Capote on rear panel (wear along joints, small chips at ends of spine).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper: "To Joy With my love and admiration, Nelle Harper Lee." Joy Haffner Bailey is the neice of Lee's agent, Annie Laurie Williams. The dust jacket bears Truman Capote's famous appraisal of the novel: "Someone rare has written this very fine first novel: a writer with the livliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humor. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable."
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