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Thanksgiving Visitor

Truman Capote


CAPOTE, Truman. The Thanksgiving Visitor. New York: Random House, (1968). Octavo, original half black cloth, original slipcase with photographic label. $1200.

First trade edition, later printing, signed on the title page by Truman Capote, a fine copy.

The first separate printing in book form of this childhood memoir, which first appeared in McCall's magazine. For the first ten years of his life, Truman Capote lived in rural Alabama with many of his elderly cousins. The Thanksgiving Visitor is an autobiographical story about those years, and especially of his relationship with one of his cousins, Miss Sook Faulk, who appears with Capote in the photograph used for the slipcase label. Preceded by a signed limited edition of 300 copies. Random House fifth printing with "9876" on copyright page. Slipcase with small bookseller ticket.

A fine signed copy.

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