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    Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Co., [1960]. First edition in the first issue dust jacket. Signed by the author to the dedication page. Octavo. 296 pages. Publisher's brown paper over boards backed in pale green cloth, spine stamped in brown; original illustrated first issue dust jacket designed by Shirley Smith. Minor edgewear, head and foot of spine just pushed. Cream endpapers; some damage to the front free endpaper from a removed bookplate and effaced pencil notations, small pencil notation to the rear pastedown. Internally clean and tight, all edges trimmed; minor dampstaining to tail edge but barely reaching into text block, text block edges lightly toned. Dust jacket unclipped ($3.95) and featuring Truman Capote's photo credit on the back panel, Capote's review printed in green to the front flap, and Jonathan Daniel's review to the rear flap; professional restorations to all edges and folds, minor edgewear, remains of light dampstaining to verso. Housed in custom brown cloth clamshell case, with a raised silhouette of the tree on the cover illustration to the upper board, green leather spine label stamped in gilt. Near fine book with very good or better dust jacket.

    A staple of literature conversations the world over, To Kill a Mockingbird has been highly praised and scrutinized since its publication for themes of racial injustice, class, compassion, gender roles, and more. Winner of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize in Literature, and awarded many other accolades, the novel remains a keystone title in American literature to this day.

    The award-winning book was adapted for the silver screen in 1962, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck and Mary Badham. Like the book, the film was incredibly well-received, grossing a reported six times its budget and winning three Academy Awards, including Best Actor by Gregory Peck and Best Picture. The film was selected in 1995 for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress and the American Film Institute named Atticus Finch the greatest movie hero of the twentieth century.

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