“A Christmas Memory” Signed First Trade Edition - 1956
A Christmas Memory. Publisher: Random House, New York, 1966. First trade edition. Signed “Truman Capote” without inscription. Beige boards with teal blue spine. In original slipcase, with pasted-on printed photograph on the cover. No DJ, as issued. Near Fine, with only slight toning on cover and slipcase.
First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote’s rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: “It’s fruitcake weather!” Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls—one young and one old—and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.