New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. Capote's first book and his debut novel, a semi-autobiographical work published when he was 23, and his reputation rested chiefly on the strength of his short fiction. Starosciak 1a; Young 404. Item #3832
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); beige linen, with titling and rule stamped in red and dark green on spine and front cover; hunter green topstain; dustjacket; [vi],231,pp. Signed by Capote in a neat, tiny hand on the front endpaper. Lower right board corner imperceptibly tapped (though still sharp), else a fresh, Fine copy, with the topstain bright and unfaded. Dustjacket unclipped (priced $2.75), with a few pinpoint rubbed spots at spine ends and one corner, else Fine, with no trace of the usual sunning to the white spine lettering.