February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

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  Lot 74
 
Lot 74 - [Literature] Capote, Truman

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[Literature] Capote, Truman
In Cold Blood

New York: Random House, (1966). First edition. 8vo. 343 pp. Original burgundy cloth, stamped in silver and in gilt; burgundy endpapers; top edge stained black, faded and with a few tiny spots, other edges untrimmed. In the iconic dust-jacket, designed by S. Neil Fujita, with very light wear to head and tail of spine, and with a very small chip out of the top of the fold of the front flap.

The burgundy hatpin on the jacket’s upper right corner—meant to represent a drop of blood—was a brighter shade of red in Fujita’s original design, but Capote reportedly objected that the blood should not be red because the crime was old. The color was adjusted, and a more funereal black border added.

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New York: Random House, (1966). First edition. 8vo. 343 pp. Original burgundy cloth, stamped in silver and in gilt; burgundy endpapers; top edge stained black, faded and with a few tiny spots, other edges untrimmed. In the iconic dust-jacket, designed by S. Neil Fujita, with very light wear to head and tail of spine, and with a very small chip out of the top of the fold of the front flap.

The burgundy hatpin on the jacket’s upper right corner—meant to represent a drop of blood—was a brighter shade of red in Fujita’s original design, but Capote reportedly objected that the blood should not be red because the crime was old. The color was adjusted, and a more funereal black border added.

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