"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird"; First edition of To Kill A Mockingbird; Inscribed by Harper Lee

  • To Kill a Mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird.

$19,500.00

Item Number: 28012

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960.

First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original green cloth backed brown boards, titles to spine in gilt. Inscribed by the author in a tipped in page, “To Timothy with best wishes Harper Lee.” Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket that has had some professional restoration. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The first edition had a printing run of 5,000.

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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