First Edition in the First Issue Dust JacketHarper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, .
First edition, in the first issue dust jacket. Octavo. 296 pages.
Publisher's light green cloth back over rust paper boards, lettered in a darker green on spine. First issue dust jacket with Capote blurb in green on the front flap, the Jonathan Daniels blurb on the rear flap and Capote portrait of Harper Lee on rear panel. Book has rubbing and light wear to extremities. Spine is leaning and page edges show minor foxing and soiling. Some minor toning and foxing to endpapers. Dust jacket is rubbed and lightly edge worn with a one-half-inch chip at the top of rear fold. Several small damp stains. Front flap has tape pulls and rear flap has several fold lines. There is a tape shadow that runs horizontal length of jacket, probably from a previous jacket protector. Housed in a custom slipcase. Overall, an about very good copy.
An important and scarce book, of which only 5,000 copies were printed. This is Harper Lee's only novel, which won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Literature.
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