Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, Custom Inlaid Chelsea Binding

Price: $2,985
SKU:
chelseabat
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, Custom Inlaid Chelsea Binding
free shipping

Title

Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories ("A Diamond Guitar," "House of Flowers," and "A Christmas Memory")

Signed Inlaid Binding with Diamond Embellishments by the Chelsea Bindery, London

FINE Condition

Author

Truman Capote

Publisher

New York: Random House

Date

1958

Binding

A modern full polished pink morocco leather binding bound by the Chelsea Bindery, London that features an inlaid black morocco silhouette of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly that is wonderfully accented with six genuine diamonds in her hair,  necklace, and earrings. The spine has a black morocco spine label with silver titling. There are plain black endpapers with twin silver gilt ruling to the turn-ins and all page ended are silver gilted. The book is housed in a custom black velvet drawstring bag. The Chelsea Bindery stamp appears in silver gilt at the bottom of the inside cover.

Measures approximately 8” x 5.5” with 179 pages.

Details

This is a stated first edition, first printing of Truman Capote’s critically acclaimed “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” published by Random House, New York in 1953. From the publisher, “In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm. This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.”

Condition Report

The binding is in FINE condition with a light superficial mark on the front cover. Internally, the book is very clean with no signs of previous ownership.

A photograph of the binding and the velvet drawstring bag appears in the photo section of the listing.