AN AMERICAN CLASSIC: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, INSCRIBED BY HARPER LEE
LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Harper & Row, (circa 1960). Octavo, original half taupe cloth, brown paper boards, original dust jacket. $5500.
Later printing of Harper Lee’s masterpiece, inscribed by the author, “To The Russells, with best wishes, Harper Lee.”
Harper Lee's portrayal of life in a small Alabama town captured the essence of the South at one of its most trying times. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is "an authentic and nostalgic story which in rare fashion at once puts together the tenderness and the tragedy of the South. They are the inseparable ingredients of a region much reported but seldom so well understood" (Jonathan Daniels). First issued in 1960. This copy is forty-ninth printing.
Book fine, bright dust jacket with only lightest wear to spine ends and a half-inch closed tear at rear flap fold. An about-fine inscribed copy.