New York: Random House, 1958. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's marigold cloth, spine stamped in black and gilt, top edge stained gray, original dust jacket.
Stated first printing of Capote’s celebrated New York novella "Breakfast at Tiffany’s," along with three other stories: "A Diamond Guitar," "House of Flowers," and "A Christmas Memory." Famously played by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 Blake Edwards film scripted by George Axelrod, Capote's Holly Golightly is less sugar and more spice than her on-screen counterpart, regaling the narrator with shocking stories from her life as a socialite amongst rich men, fine dining, and the best fashions the big city has to offer. Its publication prompted Norman Mailer to call Capote "the most perfect writer of my generation" for his seductive, evocative prose. Moderate foxing to cloth, rubbing to black spine panel; some embrowning to endpapers. Price-clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine-ends and flap folds, spine lightly faded, dampstaining to upper portion of spine and rear panel. Withal, a very good copy. Item #803