Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960. First edition, first issue in a first state dust jacket.
The instantly recognizable dust jacket artwork shows a tree in autumn and was designed by Shirley Smith. The rear panel portrait of author Harper Lee was photographed by Truman Capote. The dust jacket shows the original price of $3.95 at the bottom of the front flap while Jonathan Daniel reviews appear on the book’s back flap.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” had an original print run of just 5,000 copies, many of which went directly to libraries. The dust jackets for this book were printed on a photographic type of paper which tends to show every nick and crease and are often in very poor condition.
First edition copies of “To Kill a Mockingbird” are seldom found in such good condition.
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