1966 In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first UK edition, first impression, in the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper.
Capote learned of the 1959 murders prior to the capture of the killers, quickly travelling to Kansas to write about the crime, accompanied by his friend Harper Lee. Together they interviewed residents and investigators assigned to the case and took thousands of pages of notes.
Capote ultimately spent six years working on the book, labelling it a 'non-fiction novel'.
In a contemporary New York Times review, Conrad Knickerbocker praised Capote's work as a 'masterpiece', and an 'agonizing, terrible, possessed, proof that the times, so surfeited with disasters, are still capable of tragedy'.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, fine. Small loss to tail of dust wrapper front wrap. Small closed tears to head of front and rear flyleaf folds. Minor edge wear to back strip head and tail, with light marks to rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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