When the copy was discovered, it was still cloaked in its original dust cover and is expected to fetch up to at least £500 when sold at the Rare Book section of the Amazon website.
The book is one of Capote's most recognised works and was found in a huge donation of books by an unnamed, eccentric American book collector, who died leaving the contents of his house to Oxfam in 2009. The man was a well known resident in Cornwall and a regular customer in Oxfam's local shops.
He left behind hundreds of books which Oxfam shop staff and volunteers are still sorting through, a year-and-a-half-later following his death. Last year a book from the same donation, a signed Siegfried Sassoon, sold at Bonham's book auction for £500.
By the way just to save anyone writing in that is a first edition of the US edition illustrated above whereas the one found is a first edition of the UK edition but as I couldn't find an illustration of that edition I used this one.