Capote, Truman Other Voices, Other Rooms
New York Random House 1948 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good+ dust jacket
Illustrated by Immerman, Sol (jacket)
Tan cloth with red lettering, 231 pp, stated first printing. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Stamp on front end paper 'Loaned to the Crew by The American Seamen's Friend Society', 'ASFS' stamp to top edge, no other markings. Pastedown detached across from title page, exposing the webbing. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, minor edge wear but heavy along back flap crease, a few small tears along edges. Some chipping, primarily at top and base of spine, to a lesser extent at top and bottom of flap creases. Some darkening. Photo of the (very) young author on back panel.
A solid copy of Capote's first book.
"Mr. Capote's first novel expresses a delicate and highly personal fusion of the familiar, the everyday, the realistic, with the strange, the perilous, and even the ghostly. On the surface, it is the narrative of a young boy's experiences in a desolate Sourthern rural community during one long and lowering summer, as he moves painfully and at times terrifyingly into emotional maturity. Below and beyond the surface, it is rich in poetic meanings and metaphorical intimations; it abounds in the imagery of solitude, doubt, and fear, of discovery and love."; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall