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    Signed Limited Edition

    Truman Capote. In Cold Blood. New York: Random House, [1965].

    First edition, number 231 of 500 specially bound copies printed on special paper and signed by the author. Octavo. 343 pages.

    Publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering on a red spine label, publisher's device and name in gilt at the bottom of the spine, as well as the author's initials in gilt on a red oval on the front panel. Original clear plastic jacket. Top edge stained maroon. Mustard-colored endpapers. Housed in the publisher's red paper slipcase. Minimal bubbling of the cloth along the bottom edges of the covers, and minor wear to the slipcase. Previous owner's small blindstamped name on the title page. Otherwise, a fabulous fine copy of Capote's journalistic tour de force.

    "The book is neither a who-done-it nor a will-they-be-caught, since the answers to both questions are known from the outset... Instead, the book's suspense is based largely on a totally new idea in detective stories: the promise of gory details, and the withholding of them until the end" (Tom Wolfe, "Pornoviolence").


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