Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany's. New York: Random House, 1958. First edition, first printing. Octavo, in full custom leather binding with decorative gilt spine.
This is the first edition, first impression of Truman Capote's classic novel chronicling the adventures of free-spirited Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany's.
"If you want to capture a period in New York, no other book has done it so well. He could capture period and place like few others" (Norman Mailer). In addition to the title novella, which was adapted for the 1961 hit film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, the book also includes three other short stories: House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, and A Christmas Memory.
Truman Capote was born in New Orleans and educated in New York and Connecticut. He worked in the Art Department of The New Yorker and as a writer on a television show before going on his own as a full-time writer. Capote’s story, Shut a Final Door, won the O. Henry award in 1946. His first novel at age 24, Other Voices, Other Rooms, brought him literary fame and a strong following, which continued throughout his life, reaching a peak with the success of his "non-fiction” true crime novel In Cold Blood.
A fine, beautiful first edition copy. Rebound in striking blue leather, with raised bands and gilt tooling on the spines. A black silhouette of Audrey Hepburn's representation of the book's lead character is stamped on the front cover. The book is housed in a custom leather and cloth slipcase that includes a black and white photograph Hepburn.