The first edition of this classic Truman Capote book was published by Random House in 1958. It was 179 pages long, and the original retail price was $3.50. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: First Printing is stated on the copyright page. Yellow cloth boards with gilt lettering on a black rectangle pattern on the spine, and with light gray top stain. The dust jacket front flap has the $3.50 price on the top, and "10/58" on the bottom. The dust jacket is prone to fading on the spine to the point where the title is barely visible.
Picture of the 1958 first edition dust jacket for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Picture of dust jacket where original $3.50 price is found for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Picture of the first edition Random House boards for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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