Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A bright, attractive first edition of Lee's powerful novel. The book is in Near Fine condition on account of gentle bumps to the corners and lower edge of the front board. Internally in excellent condition with no owner's markings and appearing unread. The dust jacket also Near Fine with a few short tears at the top of the front panel and corresponding creases, and minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Price-clipped, but price is not an issue point. A book that usually turns up much the worse for wear, this is a particularly clean copy that is new to the trade. Housed in a lovely custom slipcase with chemise.Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning coming of age novel, set in Maycomb, Alabama. An American classic, the novel took over two years for Lee to write- it was inspired by her own upbringing. (In fact, Lee's father was a lawyer who had defended black clients at the cost of his practice). Its production was not without difficulty and Lee once became so angry over the course of writing the novel that she tossed the manuscript out a window. The book has never been out of print, sold tens of millions of copies, and is required reading for the American adolescent. To Kill a Mockingbird was also adapted by Horton Foote into a 1963 film, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck. The film would win three Oscars. "…skilled, unpretentious, and totally ingenious." (Contemporary New Yorker review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.
(Inventory #: 1579)
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