Inscribed for Anya and Harold Arlen
In Cold Blood. A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.
New York: Random House, .
First edition, first printing. 343,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed for Anya and Harold Arlen. Publisher's cloth, in the original first issue dust jacket with 1/66 code on front flap and "Publishers of the American College Dictionary and the Modern Library" on rear flap. Some wear, small losses and short tears to jacket Item #333314
Inscribed by Capote "For Anya and Harold [Arlen]/with much love from/Truman Capote [this crossed out] (ha ha)" on the half-title. Dated below in pencil Apr 26-67. And with a Random House compliments slip laid-in "The author who hereby wishes you a Merry Christmas."
An important association copy. Harold Arlen, the composer of Over the Rainbow and many celebrated musicals, became something of a father figure to the young Capote, who lived off and on in his New York apartment for several years. The two wrote a musical House of Flowers together, with Arlen providing the music and Capote the lyric and book.
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