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The Catcher In the Rye

The Catcher In the Rye

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The Catcher In the Rye

by Salinger, J. D.; Michael Mitchell Dustjacket, With Photo By Lotte Jacobi

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Near Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket
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Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1951. First Edition (stated) 1st Printing. Black Cloth. Near Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. 8 1/8" Tall. Stated First Edition, 8 1/8" Tall (Taller Than Some Other Copies Stating "First Edition"), 1 5/16" Thick (Thicker Than Some Other Copies Stating "First Edition"). The Book Is Tight And Clean, No Marks, Without Marks Or Damage, Just A Tiny Point Of Fraying Of Cloth At Each Of The Two Lower Tips, A Little Wear/Dulling To The Spine Gilt And A Little Rubbing/Bumping To The Ends Of The Spine. Dust Jacket With The Portrait Of Salinger On The Rear Panel, And With The $3.00 Price On The Front Flap, Second State With Slight Space Between Top Of Head And Top Of Dust Jacket (Apparently The First Issues Of The "First Edition" Were Slightly Shorter And With Cropping Of Salinger's Head In The Photograph On The Dj). The Dust Jacket Is Spectacular, No Chipping Or Tears, Without Restoration Or Cleaning Of Any Kind: No Fading To Orange-Red Or Yellow Colors On Spine And Front Panel, The Red On Both Spine And Front Panel Being An Even Bright Red, And The Author's Name On Spine Being The Same Bright Yellow As The Title On The Front Panel. There Is Not Any Sign Of Wear At The Top Of The Spine Panel, And It Is Still Crisp. The Jacket Has 1/8" Light Age Toning To The White Color Along The The Lower Edge Of Front Panel, To Top And Lower Edges Of White Flaps, And Within A Somewhat Larger Area Around All Edges Of The Photograph. There Is A 1/8" Rub At The Upper Right Tip Of The Front Panel, But No Other Rubs To The Color. There Is Almost Imperceptible 1/8" Bumping To Lower Edge Of Spine, And Slight Waviness Along The Very Bottom Edge Of The Front Panel (Without Damage To The Paper] In The Area With Age-Toning (Possibly Due To Storage In An Older Dust Jacket Protector). Scarce In This Un-Restored, Un-Torn And Un-Chipped Jacket.


Published in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye has become a common part of high school and college curricula throughout the English-speaking world and has been translated into all major languages. Since its publication with a $3.00 sticker, it has reportedly sold more than 65 million copies. The novel's antihero, Holden Caulfield, has become a cultural icon for teenage rebellion. Due to its liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and teenage angst, it has frequently been met with censorship challenges in the United States making it one of the most challenged books of the 20th century.

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The Catcher In the Rye
Salinger, J. D.; Michael Mitchell Dustjacket, With Photo By Lotte Jacobi
Black Cloth
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine Book
Jacket Condition
Fine Dustjacket
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First Edition (stated) 1st Printing
Little, Brown & Co.
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Date Published
8 1/8" Tall
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Rare And Unusual Books; Literature: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century;

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A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
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