Philadelphia & New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960. First Edition. The author's first published book, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961 and basis for Robert Mulligan's Oscar-winning 1962 film starring Gregory Peck. Item #4909
First Printing, one of ca.5,000 copies. Octavo (20.75cm); brown paper over light green cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in brown on spine; dustjacket; ,9-296pp. Hint of a forward lean, spine ends gently nudged, with some very subtle sunning to same; contents fresh; Near Fine. In the correct first printing dustjacket, priced $3.95, with 4-line Truman Capote quote on the front flap and Jonathan Daniels quote on the rear flap; shelfworn, with several nicks, tears, and attendant creases, and a few short splits to upper and lower front joint, and lower front flap fold; faint, shallow dampstain to lower rear panel; a Very Good, unrestored example.