Truman Capote 1958 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S First Edition Library HC/DJ Slipcase
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S by TRUMAN CAPOTE
The First Edition Library, nd, np, circa 1989, high quality facsimile of the first edition originally published in 1958. Hardcover bound in mustard yellow cloth with gilt and black printing on the spine, in illustrated dustjacket with matching slipcase, 5.75" x 8.75", 179 pages. Includes original laid-in FEL card with explanatory notes. Book, dustjacket, and slipcase are in NEAR FINE CONDITION: tight, bright, clean, and unmarked, looks and feels unread, with no ownership markings or bookplates. A lovely copy.
An American literary classic, Breakfast At Tiffany's was the basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn in the iconic role of eccentric Holly Golightly, Capote's admitted favorite literary creation. Moon river and me ...
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