New York: Random House, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing (so stated) of Capote's classic, filmed by Blake Edwards with Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. 8vo: ,179,pp. Publisher's finely woven canary yellow cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gold on black title block, top edge stained grey; tangerine first issue dust jacket (price-clipped) with 10/58 on front flap. A truly exceptional example, apparently unread, with virtually none of the usual fading to the jacket's spine panel. Stanton pp. 4-5. Flora & Bain (Fifty Southern Writers), pp. 101-03. Fine / Fine. Item #BB1954
Besides the title novella, collected here are "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory." Practically on publication, Holly Golightly became a literary icon—"expressing that essential sense of freedom and openness to life that Capote so dearly valued." In many of his stories and early novels, and especially in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Capote engages the subject of travel, "epitomized, now, in his most legendary fictional heroine, who resembles no one more than Capote himself, and who, as the name on her calling card suggests ('Miss Holiday Golightly . . . Traveling'), transforms life itself into an everyday holiday . . . " (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).