29 June 2005
LEE, Harper (b. 1926). To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1960.
8o. (Slight browning to front endpapers.) Original cloth-backed boards; dust jacket (minor wear at edges); quarter morocco folding case with onlaid leather and painted cloth panel based on dust jacket design.
FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST (AND ONLY) BOOK, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Lee on front free endpaper: "To Ruth and Bill: This is my first-born - please be kind to it! Sincerely, Nelle Harper Lee."
The success of the novel led to the film adaptation, written by Horton Foote, which was released in 1962. Produced by Alan J. Pakula, the film was directed by Robert Mulligan and starred Gregory Peck in the memorable role of Atticus Finch. The film won three Academy Awards, including Peck for Best Actor in a Leading Role. A FINE PRESENTATION COPY OF LEE'S MASTERPIECE.
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