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Annals of Crime: In Cold Blood [Complete in Four Parts: The New Yorker, Sept. 25-Oct. 16, 1965 (Four Issues)].

New York: New Yorker Magazine, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. "One of the more distinguished achievements in reportage by any writer, In Cold Blood first appeared serially in the New Yorker, where it examined with extraordinary depth, precision, and drama the victims and their killers. So immense was the stress of the editorial undertaking, however, that Capote became addicted to tranquilizers and developed an emotional attachment to the criminals, whose deaths by hanging he witnessed at the Kansas state penitentiary. From more than four thousand pages of typewritten notes gathered with Harper Lee, Capote's celebrated 'non-fiction novel' won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and exacted enough of a psychological toll upon its author to preclude much sustained work in the future" (American National Biography). All four issues bound together in their entirety (dated binding, 1968). Near Fine. Minor shelf/edge wear, discrete library plate at front pastedown, binder's ticket at rear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Red coated cloth boards, wrappers bound in. 4to. Var. pag. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Item #8000

Price: $750.00

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