THE SECRET HISTORY | THE LITTLE FRIEND | THE GOLDFINCH; [3 signed books together with 2 photographs of the author].

New York & Boston: Knopf / Little, Brown and Co., 1992 / 2002 / 2013. First edition of each of her first three books together with two interesting circa 1992 photographs of Tartt. THE SECRET HISTORY (Knopf, 1992): SIGNED on laid-in bookplate. Near fine with spine ends gently pushed; in near fine dust jacket with light crimping to spine ends and corners and the usual slight cloudiness from aging. THE LITTLE FRIEND (Knopf, 2002): INSCRIBED on title page, “to Biff/ Donna Tartt.” Fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with barest wear. THE GOLDFINCH (Little, Brown, 2013): Her Pulitzer Prize winner, INSCRIBED on title page, “especially for Elaine/ with all warm regards/ from/ Donna Tartt.” Fine with barest shelf wear; in near fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor rubbing. TWO PHOTOGRAPHS: AP LEAFDESK wire / press-release BLACK-AND-WHITE photo by Caitlin McCaffrey as used, without credit, on the dust jacket rear flap of SECRET HISTORY. 8.5 x 11” coated paper with 4 lines of text running along fore edge (“ADV. FOR SUN, NOV. 22,” etc.) and image of Tartt measuring approximately 7 x 10”; near fine with just one tiny rubbed spot. GLOSSY COLOR apparent proof photo of Tartt sitting in grass at foot of a marble statue with her dog. Sheet measures approximately 8.5 x 11.5” with image, which is slightly askew, approximately 7.25 x 10.75”; handwritten copyright on back “REX – Donna Tartt” as well as “A42630” (photo would appear to be from a photo shoot by Dewey Nicks for the September 1992 Vanity Fair article, “Smart Tartt”); near fine with only a touch of creasing to margins. Altogether a near fine assemblage.
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Price: $1,750.00

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