Lot 111 of 302:
John Grisham A Time to Kill inscribed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
A Time to Kill

Author:
Grisham, John

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Wynwood Press

Date:
[1989]

Description:

Maroon cloth-backed orange boards, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated jacket. First Edition, First Printing.

Inscribed and signed by the author on the half-title page: "To Mike, Best Regards, John Grisham." There is also a gift inscription (not from Grisham) to "Mike" at the top corner of the front free endpaper, written in the year of publication. The rare first edition of the author's first book, which was inspired by an actual trial for the rape of a 12-year-old child. Only 5000 copies of this original first edition were published, 1000 of which the author purchased and literally sold out of the trunk of his car. 

The book was the basis for the 1996 film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, and Matthew McConaughey.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Jacket price-clipped with just a bit of light wear, some light toning to edges, sunning to jacket spine; cloth with small sliver of sunning to the bottom edge of spine heel, a hint of rubbing to board edges; gift inscription from year of publication; else a fine volume in near fine jacket.


 
Item number:
309501
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