Auction Date:2012 Jul 18 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:5 Rt 101A Suite 5, Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031, United States
Signed book: To Kill a Mockingbird. First edition (stated explicitly on the copyright page). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.75 x 8.25, 296 pages. Signed and inscribed later on in black felt tip, “To Jean and Bill, With best wishes, Harper Lee, Christmas 1988” on a similarly-sized page which has been inserted and affixed into the front of the volume. The book is in very good condition, with some light staining and creasing to signed page, light soiling and bookplate remnant to first free end page, scattered soiling and wear to covers and spine, and binding a bit loose. The dustjacket shows scattered moderate creasing, heavier to the front, paper loss along spine and edges, and light toning and soiling; its inside flap shows the original price of $3.95 along with Truman Capote’s blurb of praise, and his photo of Lee graces the jacket’s back panel. A rare opportunity to acquire a scarce first edition of a modern classic.