FIRST EDITION OF BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS FINELY BOUND IN FULL BLACK MOROCCO; SIGNED BY TRUMAN CAPOTE
Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Item Number: 3704
New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition. Octavo, finely rebound in full black morocco. Signed by Truman Capote on the title page. Titles to the spine in gilt, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt. A very attractive example.
"Truman Capote is the most perfect writer of my generation. He writes the best sentences word for word, rhythm upon rhythm. If you want to capture a period in New York, no other book has done it so well. He could capture period and place like few others" (Norman Mailer). The film adaptation was directed by Blake Edwards, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
Other Books by this Author
"ANYONE WHO EVER GAVE YOU CONFIDENCE, YOU OWE THEM A LOT": FIRST EDITION OF BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS; SIGNED BY TRUMAN CAPOTE
New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition of Capote’s seductive, wistful masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Truman Capote on the half title page. A fine copy in an excellent dust jacket that shows some light toning to the spine and rubbing to crown. Jacket design by Ismar David. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there": In Cold Blood; Signed by Truman Capote
New York: The New Yorker Magazine, 1965.
Four issues of the New Yorker of Capote’s In Cold Blood, which is where it was originally published. Octavo, bound in half cloth. Signed by Truman Capote. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
"ANYONE WHO EVER GAVE YOU CONFIDENCE, YOU OWE THEM A LOT": FIRST EDITION OF BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS; INSCRIBED BY TRUMAN CAPOTE TO GEORGE PLIMPTON
New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition of Capote’s seductive, wistful masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to George Plimpton, “For George Love Truman.” Capote and Plimpton became close friends in the early 1950’s in Brooklyn Heights, New York. In 1953 Plimpton became editor of the Paris Review, known for its signature lengthy, tape-recorded oral interviews. Upon the publication of Capote’s In Cold Blood in 1966 he produced The Story Behind a Nonfiction Novel, a detailed and intimate portrait of Capote and the story behind his latest work. Plimpton later published a full-length biography in 1997, Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career, that combined the voices of some of Capote’s closest friends and colleagues into a telling portrait of the iconic author, reminiscent of his quintessential portrait of New York: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning and wear. Jacket design by Ismar David. An extraordinary association copy.
“It is no shame to have a dirty face- the shame comes when you keep it dirty": First Edition of Truman Capote's Classic In Cold Blood; Inscribed by Truman Capote to Johnny Carson
New York: Random House, 1965.
First edition of Capote’s landmark true-crime novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “For Johnny with love Truman.” The recipient, Johnny Carson, interviewed Capote several times on his evening program, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show established the format of the modern late-night talk show: a monologue sprinkled with one-liners, followed by guest interviews and performances. Carson preferred interviewing actors, authors, and stage performers to politicians, and the show soon moved from New York City to Burbank, California in 1972 where guests included Burt Reynolds, Steve Martin, George Carlin, Peter Fonda, and Truman Capote. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket design by S. Neil Fujita. An exceptional association copy.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"Good questions outrank easy answers": Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Signed by Paul A. Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.
First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT, 2007.” Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today’s most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the “foremost academic economist of the 20th century”.