“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for": First edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Inscribed by Harper Lee

  • To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird.


Item Number: 45045

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960.

First edition of Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original green cloth backed brown boards, titles to spine in gilt. Inscribed by Harper Lee on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The first edition had a printing run of 5,000. Easily one of the nicest copies we have seen or handled. Rare and desirable in this condition and signed.

To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The New Yorker declared it "skilled, unpretentious, and totally ingenious." It has gone on to become one of the best-loved classics of all time and has been translated into more than forty languages selling more than forty million copies worldwide. Made into the Academy Award-winning film starring Gregory Peck. Named the best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country (Library Journal).

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