- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Harper Lee
- J.B. Lippincott, U.S.A. 1960
The value of this copy is hard to assess. There are no signed or unsigned copies of the first book club edition available on-line right now, but there is a signed 39th printing for $1500 and a signed British first printing for $8500. Signed true first editions range from $17,500 to $25,000.
This copy came with a signed linen card, as shown below. The previous owner wrote to the publisher in the early 1960′s for an autograph and received this card.
I would rate the condition of this book at fine/near fine. The book is unread and in perfect condition. The dust jacket has very minor chipping of colour from the head of the spine, but is otherwise as nice as you are likely to find.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s only novel, was immediately successful and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It was more recently voted the best book of the 20th century by the Library Journal. A thirty-fifth anniversary edition was put out in 1995, and signed copies of the first printing of it are available for between $1400 and $2500, based on condition.