Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968. First Edition. Substantial volume of Wyeth's work, supervised by him step-by-step, with the paintings reproduced here photographed directly from the originals. A Christmas gift from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee to her older sister Frances Louise Conner (née Lee, 1916-2009). While we have handled dozens of items signed by Lee, family association material has thus far eluded us, and is almost never seen in commerce. Item #4582
First Printing. Oblong folio (33.75cm x 44cm); beige and dark brown canvas cloth boards, with titles stamped in white on spine and artist's initials in brown on front cover; dustjacket; [viii],,3-174,pp; illus. Inscribed by Harper Lee to her older sister, Louise Lee Conner, at the upper left corner of the copyright page: "Louise Lee Conner / From Nelle Harper Lee / Christmas, 1968." Upper left corner of crown gently tapped, faint vertical bend to half-title page, with a dozen tiny spots to upper edge of textblock, and a handful of small, faint stains to front cover; about Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with $55.00 and $75.00 prices both intact; light wear to extremities, mild rubbing to joints, with rear panel showing some dustiness, tiny tears, a few scratches, and 3" abrasion along upper edge; small puncture to upper rear joint; Very Good or better.