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Truman Capote Signed "In Cold Blood", Inscribed "This is perfect!"

Random House, New York, 1965. First edition of Capote's landmark true-crime novel, with the First edition statement on the copyright page. Presentation copy boldly signed and inscribed by Truman Capote to the front fly leaf "For Deborah, Good Wishes / Truman Capote / This is perfect!" Capote wrote "In Cold Blood" in search of a form that married non-fiction with elements of literary fiction. His book became a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. He researched the background for his novel in Kansas with childhood friend Harper Lee. Fine condition book in brick red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. The book has sharp corners, no edgewear, and internally is clean and crisp. In a near fine very light chipped dust jacket, not price clipped, showing the correct price of $5.95 on the inside flap. A superior copy of this title.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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