TRUE GRIT - ADVANCE COPY, INSCRIBED, WITH TLS
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: 1968
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 278
Octavo; white wrappers, with titles and promotional text printed in dark green on spine and front cover; 215pp. Inscribed and dated by Portis following the dedication page: "For John Hooper of Beaverton, Oregon, With Regards, Charles Portis - April 5, 1998." Accompanying this copy is a short typed letter, also signed by Portis with the date corresponding to the inscription. The note reads: "Dear Mr. Hooper, I'm glad to hear you liked the books. I must have seen one of these advance copies but I don't remember it. Best, Charles Portis." Slight forward lean, extremities lightly rubbed, with creasing to spine and covers, and some marginal toning to same; Very Good+.
The author's best-known book, and basis for both the 1969 film starring John Wayne, and the 2010 version directed by the Coen Brothers, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. Scarce inscribed, particularly so with the typed note.