Catch-22

By Heller, Joseph

Catch-22 is Joseph Heller’s first novel and his most acclaimed work. Set during World War II, the novel uses a distinctive non-chronological third-person omniscient narration, mainly focusing on the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier. Occasionally, the narrator also shows us how other characters, such as the chaplain or Hungry Joe, experience the world around them. As the novel’s events are described from the different points of view through separate out-of-sequence storylines, the timeline of Catch-22 develops along with the plot.

The novel's title refers to a plot device that is repeatedly invoked in the story. Catch-22 starts as a set of paradoxical requirements whereby airmen mentally unfit to fly did not have to, but could not actually be excused. By the end of the novel, the phrase is invoked as the explanation for many unreasonable restrictions. “Catch-22” has since entered the English language and can be understood as an unsolvable logic puzzle, a difficult situation from which there is no escape.

Upon publication, the book was not a best seller in the United States. It was merely a cult favorite until the publication of the paperback edition in 1962, which set record sales — most likely benefitting from a national debate about the pointlessness of the Vietnam War. Catch-22 has since been ranked as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library, one of the 20th century's top 100 novels by the Radcliffe Publishing Course, and one of the 100 greatest novels of all time by The Observer. 

First Edition Identification and Notes

Simon & Schuster first published Catch-22 in June of 1961. The first edition is bound in blue cloth, the top edges of its pages are stained red, and the statement “First Printing” appears on the copyright page. The dust jacket of the first edition has the original $5.95 price on the bottom of the front flap and author's picture on the back panel with no blurbs.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Other notable editions include the first UK edition published by Jonathan Cape in 1962 and the 1978 Franklin Library leather-bound and signed limited edition. 

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Catch-22.

by Heller, Joseph (Kurt Vonnegut)

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Raptis Rare Books
Published
1961
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition of one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue cloth. Boldly signed by Joseph Heller on the title page. Additionally signed by author Kurt Vonnegut on the front free endpaper, who has added a self-caricature. Like Catch-22, by Vonnegut's friend, Joseph Heller, Slaughterhouse-Five was a World… Read more
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CATCH-22

by Heller, Joseph

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19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop
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1961
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1st Edition
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Heller on the origin of the title "Catch-22". FIRST EDITION. Inscribed and signed by Heller: "To Jim Pepper: Who might be interested to know that if not for a novel by Leon Uris called Mila 18, this copy of Catch-22 would be Catch-18. Best wishes Joseph Heller 9/20/78." Heller planned to call the novel Catch-18, but his editor, Robert Gottlieb,… Read more
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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Quintessential Rare Books, LLC
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1961
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Fine
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1st Edition
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$10,000.00

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Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961 First Edition, First Printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Joseph Heller. A stunning copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO fading. This unrestored first issue dustjacket has the $5.95 printed price present. The book is in wonderful shape and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with slight… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books
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1961
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First edition
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition. Original blue cloth, fine in a nearly fine dust jacket (faint wear and discoloration on the spine). Inscribed by Heller.
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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Quintessential Rare Books, LLC
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1961
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Joseph Heller. A spectacular dustjacket that is vibrant in color with a hint of wear to the spine ends. This original FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET has the $5.95 price present with no chips or pieces… Read more
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Catch-22.

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1961
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition of Heller's classic first book. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation coy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Albert Raman, Best wishes to you. Joseph Heller 3/20/80 New York." The recipient was a lawyer and well-known book collector. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light… Read more
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts
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1961
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FIRST EDITION
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. FIRST EDITION. Original blue cloth, with the dust jacket in near perfect condition (slight tear on the spine). Signed by Heller on the title page. First edition, first printing of one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century. Heller's famous satire on war and bureaucracy is set during World War II… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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1961
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Joseph Heller on the title page. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color and has the $5.95 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent… Read more
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Catch 22 : Signed By The Author With The First State Wrapper And The Publisher s Promotional Postcards

by Heller, Joseph

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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB
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1962
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Near Fine
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First UK Edition
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£4,754.25

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The First UK printing published by Jonathan Cape, London in 1962. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with some light pushing at the spine ends and some uniform fading of the dark green top-stain. The book is free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. It is the very elusive correct first… Read more
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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1961
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Simon and Schuster, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A fine first edition (First Printing stated on the copyright page) in a near fine dust jacket, inscribed by Heller on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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Argosy Book Store
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1961
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near fine
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. hardcover. near fine. Rebound in full blue morocco, raised bands, a.e.g. N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1961. Fine. Very early presentation copy, dated Sept. 11, 1961 - "To Milton Perlman- With all good wishes, and sincere gratitude for your help and encouragement in these pre-publication days. Joe Heller".
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
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1961
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. 443 pp. First edition, first printing stated. Signed by Joseph Heller on the front free endpaper, with a lengthy inscription to a former owner. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with spine lettered in white. Very Good+ with bump to bottom edge of front board, thin strip of… Read more
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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Quintessential Rare Books, LLC
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1961
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Simon and Schuster, 1961 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED Joseph Heller on a tipped in page. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the edges. This original FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET has the $5.95 price present with no chips or pieces missing. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are… Read more
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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Quintessential Rare Books, LLC
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1961
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961 First Edition, First Printing with words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with some repair. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in… Read more
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CATCH-22

by HELLER, JOSEPH

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NEAR FINE
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FIRST
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NEW YORK: SIMON & SCHUSTER A NEAR FINE FIRST edition second printing IN VERY GOOD DJ WITH FOUR TINY TAPE STAINS. SIGNED BY HELLER ON TITLE PAGE. with letter signed by Heller also.. Signed by Author(s). FIRST. Hardcover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. Book.
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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Argosy Book Store
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1961
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very good(+)
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First
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First. hardcover. very good(+)/good. 8vo, blue cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Presentation copy. To.... Who's been collecting me for longer than I realized....I hope there'll be much of me for you to keep collecting..." The dust wrapper is creased on the front… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Bookbid Rare Books
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1961
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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Simon and Schuster, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good first printing (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket, signed by Joseph Heller on a page tipped-in after the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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The First Edition Rare Books, LLC
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1961
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Fine
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First Edition
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/near fine. First edition of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, in fine dust jacket. Octavo, 443pp. Light blue cloth, title in white on spine. Stated "first printing" on copyright page. Top edge stained red. Book appears unread. In publishers first state dust jacket, $5.95 on front flap, authors picture with… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Quintessential Rare Books, LLC
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1961
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961 First Edition, First Printing. An attractive First Issue dustjacket with the publisher's $5.95 printed price present and a picture of the author on the back panel. This original dustjacket has light chipping to the spine NOT effecting any lettering and some wear to the back panel. The book is in nice shape. The binding… Read more
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Catch 22

by Joseph Heller

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Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA
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1961
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Very Good
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First Edition/Stated First Printing; A very good book in a near fine or better original dust jacket. An outstanding example of this classic of 20th century literature and basis for many movie and TV adaptations. This volume is in very good condition showing some light sunning and fading to the boards, mild foxing to the page ends with just some… Read more
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Catch-22.

by HELLER, Joseph.

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Peter Harrington
Published
1961
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£2,535.60

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New York: Simon and Schuster Inc.,, 1961. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full royal blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, plain coated endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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Bookbid Rare Books
Published
1961
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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$2,500.00

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Simon and Schuster, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A near fine first printing (stated First Printing on copyright page) in a near fine dust jacket, signed by Heller on a tipped-in page after the front free endpaper. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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Catch-22 (Uncorrected proof, Agent's copy)

by Heller, Joseph

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Clayton Fine Books
Published
1961
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition, uncorrected proof. This is Candida Donadio's copy. Donadio was Joseph Heller's agent and responsbile for the "22" in Catch-22. Donadio's name and address have been written on the front cover between "Catch-22" and "Joseph Heller". This was the working copy in Donadio's office. It is, therefore, a very good copy in somewhat… Read more
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph (1923-1999)

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Adrian Harrington Rare Books
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. [Wartime satire] FIRST UK EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo, pp.[2] 443 [3]. With publisher's PROMOTIONAL CARD, featuring an illustration of Captain Yossarian, loose to prelims. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine, top edge green, first issue dust-jacket with section of text on rear panel. Presented in a handsome leather-spined clamshell box. Jacket… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Novel Ideas Books
Published
1961
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Very Good in Good dust jacket
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First Edition; First Printing
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$2,250.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding has traces of fading on edges and a small area on the spine top. No internal markings. Dustjacket has moderate edgewear which includes small tears and light crease lines. There are two small chips… Read more
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CATCH-22.

by Heller, Joseph.

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Waverley Books
Published
1961
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Very Good+ with no dust jacket
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First Edition; First Printing
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New York: Simon and Schuster.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. ADVANCE READING COPY. Very good+ or better copy in white printed wrappers. (Faintly discernible damping at bottom fore edge running through most the book. Not at all messy. Trace of toning at unprinted spine and front cover. Mild crease at… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1961
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Near fine
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First edition, first printing
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$2,000.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. 443pp. Octavo [22 cm] in blue cloth. Very light wear to jacket; slight faiding to spine, very light soiling to boards; interior is unmarked.
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Concept Books
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1961
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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1,998.85

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Light blue cloth, faded on spine. Slight wear to panels. Small spot on top stain. No marks or inscriptions. Signed by the author on a laid-in paper slip. In a very good/near fine unclipped ($5.95 price) dust jacket… Read more
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Catch-22

by Joseph Heller

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Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB
Published
1961
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Simon & Schuster, 1961. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy in a Near Fine Jacket $5.95 on Lower Flap. Stated First Edition lightly Foxed on Jacket Spine Excellent Fresh Copy of This Modern Day Classic Scarce in This Condition..
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
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1961
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First Edition
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Little needs to be said about this novel; it's one of the 20th century's most enduring works of fiction. Basis for the comical 1970 film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Alan Arkin, Bob Newhart, and Martin Balsam. A very nice copy of the first edition, in a somewhat problematic… Read more
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
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1961
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Very Good
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First edition. Drink rings on the front board, else about near fine in a good plus dustwrapper with a few moderate chips. Author's first novel, whose satiric anti-war attitude set the tone for the 1960s, and whose title quickly became part of the language.
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Catch-22

by HELLER, JOSEPH

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
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1961
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First Edition. Very minor cloth staining; nearly fine in a dust jacket with light wear and interior edge mending.
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Very minor cloth staining; nearly fine in a dust jacket with light wear and interior edge mending.
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Jay W. Nelson, Bookseller
Published
1961
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Simon & Schuster, 1961. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Stated First Printing with $5.95 price on jacket. Author photo on rear panel of jacket. One-inch tear to jacket and two eighth-inch chips to spine ends of jacket, else light rubbing..
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1961
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Very Good+
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Advance Reading Copy
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. Advance Reading Copy. Very Good+. Advance reading copy, preceding the first edition. 443 pp. Wraps. Very Good+ with toning to wraps, concavity to spine, light edge wear, rear endpaper has initials in light crayon. The rare advance issue for book reviewers and publishing industry figures of Heller's first novel.
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Catch-22.

by HELLER, Joseph.

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Peter Harrington
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1962
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London: Jonathan Cape,, 1962. Octavo. Original proof wrappers, review label affixed to front wrapper. Four promotional postcards laid in. Spine sunned and a little cocked and creased, wrappers a little marked and dust soiled, very light rubbing to extremities, but a very good copy overall, entirely sound. One of the post-cards spotted. Scarce prepublication proof review copy of… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Bookbid Rare Books
Published
1961
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Near Fine
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2nd Edition
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$1,500.00

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Simon and Schuster, 1961. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A near fine second printing signed by Heller on the title page in a near fine price clipped dust jacket that is identical to the first printing dust jacket.
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Catch-22 (w/Signed Card)

by HELLER, Joseph

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abookshop
Published
1961
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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$1,475.00

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NY: Simon & Schuster, 1961. This is the true first edition of the book in the first state dust jacket with the price of $5.95 on the front flap of the jacket and no blurb on rear panel. Bound in blue cloth, stamped in white. . A very collectible bright and clean with just a tiny bit of wear to… Read more
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CATCH-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Evolving Lens Bookseller
Published
1961
Edition
First Edition; Twelfth Printing
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$1,250.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster. 1961. First Edition; Twelfth Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good dust jacket. Text is clean and unmarked. ; Signed and inscribed by the author, Joseph Heller, on the front end page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .
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Catch-22

by Joseph Heller

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Fine Book Cellar ABA ILAB PBFA
Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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£1,141.02

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First American edition, first impression (Simon and Schuster, 1961). Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Adapted into a popular TV series in 2019. Publisher's original blue cloth with white lettering to spine. Some offsetting to endpapers; edges a little rubbed with light marking to lower board and mild toning to edges; '.50' written in red biro at top corner… Read more
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph (1923-1999)

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Adrian Harrington Rare Books
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£1,007.90

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. [Wartime satire] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x14cm), pp.443; [1]. Publisher's red cloth, gilt titles to spine, top edge tinted green, second issue dust-jacket, with five reviews replacing the section of the text reprinted on the rear cover. Slightest sign of shelf wear to the cloth. Dust-jacket shows very well with just a couple… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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On The Road Books
Published
1966
Condition
Almost Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$1,000.00

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NY: Modern Library, 1966 Signed by Heller on title-page. Slight crinkling to fly-leaf. DJ has fading down backstrip, slight rubbings on front along fore-edge, light shelf wear top/bottom of backstrip. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Modern Literature.
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780671128050
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$1,000.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing stated. Very Good, with long previous owner gift inscription to front free end paper, hinge at rear of text block slightly exposed, bottom corners bumped and bottom page corners lightly creased, in a Good, lightly tattered dust jacket with publisher's price of $5.95… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Pellbooks
Published
1961
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
STATED FIRST PRINTING
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$950.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster,, 1961. NF/VG. Stated First Printing edition. In clean blue cloth HC with light pink/orange topstain and a very clean and bright blue/white/red dj with a full-page photographic portrait of Heller on the rear cover which shows a long internally tape-repaired tear from the top down to about the left eye of Mr. Heller. Non-clipped dj… Read more
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Bookbid Rare Books
Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
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$900.00

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Simon and Schuster, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Published in New York by Simon and Schuster in 1961. Third Printing stated on copyright page. This copy is INSCRIBED by the author to author Kaye Gibbons on the title page, "To Kaye and Frank--/ Hostess and host./ Thanks and good wishes./ Joseph Heller/ April 14, 1995/ Raleigh, N.C." Book… Read more
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$900.00
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1961
Condition
A near-fine copy in a very good jacket, with light wear to ends of spine panel, and soft creasing to inner flaps
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$900.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. A near-fine copy in a very good jacket, with light wear to ends of spine panel, and soft creasing to inner flaps. 8vo. Original cloth; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, fourteenth printing. WARMLY INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper to his future literary agent: "To Deborah Karl, With very good wishes for a… Read more
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Catch 22

by Joseph Heller

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Lasting Words Ltd
Published
1962
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£697.29

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UK: Cape, 1962. 1st Edition 1962. 2nd state wrapper. A absolute stunning book and wrapper. Book is fine with bright boards. Contents very nice. Very feint tape burns to endpapers. The complete wrapper is fine and clean. Price clipped. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 3256. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 12mo - over… Read more
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CATCH-22 Signed 1st Franklin Library

by Heller, Joseph

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Rare Book Cellar
Published
1978
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
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$694.97

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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited… Read more
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Catch-22 [typed extract SIGNED]

by HELLER, Joseph (1923-1999)

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Adrian Harrington Rare Books
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£627.56

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no place, no date. [Modern literature] Typescript beginning "It was love at first sight", taken from the opening chapter 'The Texan' of the classic war satire 'Catch-22' by Joseph Heller. Comprises 15 lines of text below general title, author's name and chapter heading. Signed at foot in black ink by Joseph Heller. A4 size, ideal for framing. … Read more
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CATCH-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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Charles Agvent
Published
(1994)
Condition
Fine in slipcase without dustwrapper, as issued
Edition
Limited Edition
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$625.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase without dustwrapper, as issued. One of 750 numbered and SIGNED copies of this classic with a new preface by Heller. Published in 1994 to coincide with the publication of its sequel, CLOSING TIME, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original publication.
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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AU$616.23

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. London, Jonathan Cape, 1962 (first UK edition). Octavo; red papered boards, top edge green, with the second-state dustwrapper (unclipped, but the price has the original new bookseller's printed tape label over it, and this has offset very lightly onto the front flyeaf); essentially a very fine copy with the very… Read more
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AU$616.23