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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
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About This Item

Third Impression; A Very Good plus book in a Very Good early issue dust jacket (with Harper Lee photo to the back panel and Capote blurb to the front flap). SIGNED by the author to a laid in bookplate. An outstanding copy of this title, an absolute classic of American Literature, scarce with Ms. Lee's signature; now housed in a custom clamshell box. This copy is in very good or better condition with clean green and brown boards, sharp brown lettering over a tight spine, and clean white pages throughout; the book does show some light rubbing and sunning to the board edges, a faint vertical crease down the back board, and a few tiny age spots to the exterior text block, else near fine or better. Housed in a crisp and clean original price clipped dust jacket that shows moderate rubbing and creasing to the panel edges, corners, and flap folds, an inconspicuous crease to the back panel (corresponds to the crease to the back board), a couple of short closed tears to the spine foot, and a faint damp stain to the bottom panel edge along the spine foot. Overall, a highly presentable and collectible copy, greatly enhanced by the laid in signature. Not remaindered, not ex-library; in a protective Mylar sleeve and will ship carefully wrapped in a sturdy box.

Synopsis

To Kill a Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was instantly successful and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with serious issues of rape and racial inequality.

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On Feb 28 2019, a reader said:
Wow....how special
On Aug 9 2015, CloggieDownunder said:
“I never deliberately learned to read……..Now that I was compelled to think about it, reading was something that just came to me, as learning to fasten the seat of my union suit without looking around, or achieving two bows from a snarl of shoelaces. I could not remember when the line above Atticus’s moving finger separated into words, but I had stared at them all the evenings in my memory, listening to the news of the day, Bills To Be Enacted into Laws, the diaries of Lorenzo Day - anything Atticus happened to be reading when I crawled into his lap every night. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

To Kill a Mockingbird is the first published novel by American author, Harper Lee. Almost-nine-year-old Scout (Jean Louise) Finch had never set eyes on her reclusive neighbour, Boo (Arthur) Radley, until the night of Halloween, 1935. To Scout, her almost-thirteen-year-old brother, Jem (Jeremy Atticus Finch) and their summer vacation friend, Dill (Charles Parker Harris), Boo Radley was an almost mythical creature who remained hidden in the Radley house and was the subject of much childhood speculation. Their fascination was frowned upon by their father, Atticus, a lawyer elected to the state legislature.

When Atticus took on the defence of a black man, he warned his children that some unpleasantness could well be the result. This was, after all, Alabama, and attitudes to race and class were strongly prejudiced, but what happened after the verdict was beyond anyone’s expectations.

Lee’s telling of events from Scout’s point of view gives the reader a unique perspective that includes much humour as Scout, Jem and Dill learn life’s lessons. The Finch’s black housekeeper, Calpurnia, their neighbour, Miss Maudie Atkinson, their Aunt Alexandra, Atticus, and even Jem are given words of wisdom that will resonate today as they did when the book was first published: “People in their right minds never take pride in their talents” and “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” are but two examples.

Lee’s book deserves multiple readings: each pass through will reveal new delights. Truman Capote’s description: “A touching book; and so funny, so likeable” is wholly apt. Unforgettable.

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Details

Bookseller
Grayshelf Books, ABAA, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3284
Title
To Kill a Mockingbird
Author
Harper Lee
Book Condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Lippincott
Place of Publication
USA
Date Published
1960
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
First Edition, Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Books Into Movies; Award Winners; Classic Literature;

Terms of Sale

Grayshelf Books, ABAA, IOBA

Bryan H. Young D.V.M.dba Grayshelf Books, 19111 Desert Eagle Dr., Tomball, Tx 77377Email - bhydvm@gmail.comWe accept payment by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, checks, or money orders.Texas residents please add 8% sales tax.We guarantee all books to be as described.Additional scans of books will be provided upon request.
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About the Seller

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Seller rating:
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About Grayshelf Books, ABAA, IOBA

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Bookplate
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Jacket
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Clamshell Box
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Spine
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Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Price Clipped
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Fine
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Edges
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