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The Catcher In the Rye

By Salinger, J D




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.

First edition identification and notes

Catcher in the Rye was published in simple black cloth with gilt spine lettering and decorative devices.  As is the custom for Little, Brown, first editions are so stated on the copyright page. The most important point of issue regards the jacket, for which the first state has a photographer credit for Lotte Jacobi under the picture of Salinger and lacks any statement about book of the month club on the front jacket flap.

Other collectible or notable editions

Because of it's demand and relative scarcity, many collectors opt for later printings that still share the same basic aesthetic as the first printing at a fraction of the cost. The first book club printing is often sought after as it came out at the same time as the true first. These are also available at discounted prices, although still rather high comparatively for a book club edition. Collectors of vintage paperbacks may find the first paperback edition, issued by Signet Books in 1953 appealing as well.


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The Catcher In The Rye.

Salinger, J.D

Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1951. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a bright fine dust jacket without the usual tanning to the spine and without any chips or tears. The dust jacket is the correct first issue with the cropping of Salinger's head on the rear panel and the price on the front flap. Jacket design by Michael Mitchell. Photograph of Salinger by Lotte Jacobi. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

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The Catcher In The Rye.

Salinger, J.D

Boston: Little Brown, 1951. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. The dust jacket is the correct first issue with the cropping of Salinger's head on the rear panel and the price on the front flap. Jacket design by Michael Mitchell. Photograph of Salinger by Lotte Jacobi. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

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Price: $14,000.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little Brown, 1951 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent sophisticated dustjacket that is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is bound in the publisher's original black cloth and is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Salinger First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $12,500.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

SALINGER, J.D.

Boston: Little, Brown. 1951. Salinger's classic first book, a coming-of-age novel that has influenced successive generations of young people with its adolescent hero's rejection of the "phoniness" of the adult world around him combined with the authenticity of his voice. Salinger's book retains the freshness it had when first published, and it stands as one of the great fictional accomplishments of 20th century American literature, included on every list of the 100 best novels of the century, and listed as number 2 on the Radcliffe list and number 6 on the Waterstone's list. Minor foxing to top and bottom edges of text block; offsetting to hinges from binder's glue; a very near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with offsetting to the front flap, tanning to the spine, slight rubbing to the spine folds and light wear to the crown. A very nice copy with distinguished provenance: it was a gift from publisher Alfred A. Knopf to a young writer who was interviewing him for a biography, and who later went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in the 1980s. Letter of provenance available. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Price: $12,000.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1951 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions do NOT have the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some professional restoration. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present on the front flap with NO chips or tears. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Trades and offers considered.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $11,000.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1951 First Edition, First Printing with "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions do not state "First Edition" on the copyright page. A beautiful First Issue dustjacket with minor wear near the top spine and minor discoloration to the flaps. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with the gold lettering on the spine present. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy with the original dustjacket. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for presentation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $10,000.00


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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Salinger, J. D.

Little, Brown. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1951. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; VG+ dustjacket rear panel includes photograph of author removed from all later editions by author's demand .

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Price: $10,000.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

One of the most significant works of 20th century fiction – a true classic. Fine in Near Fine first issue jacket. The book has minor spots to the top edge, otherwise fine. The jacket is truly great, but let me walk through the minor faults first – a modicum of chipping to the spine head, two corners, and along a bit of the top front panel, a tiny closed tear at the upper front panel, a bit rubbed at the folds. And perhaps most modest general patina of age endemic to all objects on Earth that haven't been hermetically sealed. That about covers it. There is no fading to the spine or really elsewhere for that matter. Many other booksellers would probably call this an "else Fine" jacket, but my aim for brutal and probably self-injurious accuracy beckons me to stay with Near Fine. Now one can take a jeweler's eye to any jacket and find any number of faults, but make no mistake - this is a fresh copy and priced to make your dream of owning this classic a reality. Don't forego buying a new car or paying your child's college tuition in order to buy an equal copy for much more. "I'd say its enduring appeal is not due to the fact that Salinger was an expert writer but due to the universality of Holden's emotions and expressions… Books that are termed great are termed so, not because they have fantastic plots or unique literary devices but are in fact, universal and timeless in the feelings they evoke within us." (Mona) ******For even better pricing, visit our website at http://annirocbooks.wixsite.com/anniroc**********

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Price: $9,890.00


The Catcher In The Rye

SALINGER, J.D

Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. First Edition. A very good copy in a like price-clipped dust jacket with light wear and some overall browning.

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Price: $9,500.00


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The Catcher In The Rye

SALINGER, J.D

Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. First Edition. Minor cloth stains; very good or slightly better in a very good dust jacket with some small chips at the top edge and very moderate soiling and wear.

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Price: $9,000.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

SALINGER, J.D

First edition (so stated), first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and "$3.00" on the front flap. Octavo. Original black cloth stamped in gilt. Dust jacket designed by Michael Mitchell (unclipped; tiny chips to head and tail of spine and to corners; few small chips; front flap detached at fold). Very good. 277 pages. Enclosed in a red and black leather drop box. No signatures or bookplates.

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Price: $7,500.00


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The Catcher In The Rye.

Salinger, J.D

Boston: Little Brown, 1951. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Near fine in the dust jacket which has had some expert restoration to the spine extremities. The dust jacket is the correct first issue with the cropping of Salinger's head on the rear panel and the price on the front flap. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

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Price: $7,500.00


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The Catcher In The Rye.

Salinger, J.D

Boston: Little Brown, 1951. File folder envelope hand-written and addressed by J.D. Salinger to fellow writer and friend Eli Waldron. The file folder was used as an envelope. Shipping and return address entirely in Salinger's hand. Return address is from Salinger's Vermont address and addressed to Mr. Eli Waldron. Postmarked 1965. The folder measures 12 inches by 9.5 inches. The recipient Eli Waldron was an American writer and journalist whose primary work consisted of short stories, essays, and poetry. His writings were published in literary journals (such as The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Story) and popular periodicals (such as Collier's, Holiday, Rolling Stone, Saturday Evening Post). From the 1950s to 1970s he contributed stories and essays to The New Yorker, and in the 1960s and 1970s. Waldron moved to Charlton Street in New York City in 1947 and became part of a literary circle that included Hollis Alpert, Josephine Herbst, S. J. Perelman, and J. D. Salinger. Following the publication in July 1951, of his review of J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger wrote his reviewer a warm note of thanks, adding: "I hope one day somebody writes with that much perception and feeling about a book of yours." With the copy of Catcher in the Rye, which was sent to Waldron. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

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Price: $7,200.00


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The Catcher In the Rye

Salinger, J. D.

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1951. First Edition (stated) 1st Printing. Black Cloth. Near Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. 8 1/8" Tall. Michael Mitchell Dustjacket, with Photo By Lotte Jacobi. 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 Space Between Top Of Head And Top Of Dust Jacket (Apparently The First Issues Of The "First Edition" Were Slightly Shorter Necessitating Cropping Of Salinger's Head 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.

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Price: $7,125.00


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Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little Brown, 1951 First Edition, First Printing. An original dustjacket that has light wear to the edges and the $3.00 printed price is present. The book is in nice shape and states "First Edition" on the copyright page. The boards have some wear to edges and corners. There is light discoloration to a few pages and NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this true first edition with the first issue dustjacket. Includes a custom acetate dustjacket to protect the book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $7,000.00


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Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1951 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the panels. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the original dustjacket in collector's condition. We buy Salinger First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $6,000.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J D

London: Little, Brown, 1951. A first edition, first printing published by Little, Brown in 1951. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards lightly rubbed and worn but the gilt along the spine is strong. Lower right corner of the book and text block bumped which has caused creasing to the corners of the pages. The dust wrapper has shelf-wear present with chipping to the extremities. Dust wrapper is unclipped showing $3.00 to the top of the front flap. The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. A controversial novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel's protagonist Holden Caulfield has become an icon for teenage rebellion. Rare

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The Catcher In The Rye.

Salinger, J.D

Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1951. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. The dust jacket is the correct first issue with the cropping of Salinger's head on the rear panel. Jacket design by Michael Mitchell. Photograph of Salinger by Lotte Jacobi. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

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Price: $5,500.00


The Catcher In The Rye

SALINGER, J.D

Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. First Edition. Minor browning of the endpapers, else near fine in a very good or slightly better price-clipped dust jacket with a small scrape at the top of the spine and some small tears and a larger scrape at the top of the back panel.

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1951 First Edition, First printing. This original first issue dustjacket, with the author's picture on the back panel is in nice shape. There is some light rubbing to the edges and some wear to the spine. Otherwise, this attractive dustjacket is rich in color and has benefitted from some professional archival mending. The book is in excellent shape. The gold lettering on the spine is present, not worn like most copies. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. The book states "FIRST EDITION" on the copyright page. Overall, a sharp copy of this true first edition that includes a custom clamshell slipcase. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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CATCHER IN THE RYE

Salinger J. D

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First edition and first printing and in the first issue dustjacket. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine. In the original dustjacket featuring Salinger’s photo on rear cover credited to Lotte Jacobi and $3 price correctly positioned on front flap. 277 pp. A well preserved copy, the black cloth with no fading and with the gilt bright, just some typical evidence of age or use, the text clean and fresh, an old unobtrusive crease to the lower corner section of the half-title, the scarce first issue jacket attractive with some inevitable edge-wear, a little bit of chipping, rubbing or mellowing and evidence of use. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF AN AMERICAN ICONIC WORK AND A 20TH CENTURY LITERARY CLASSIC. J.D. Salinger’s first and still, most famous work.. Salinger tapped into a common and necessary theme in American literature with his unhappy teenage character, Holden Caulfield, who runs away from his boarding school as part of his disgust with 'phoniness'. Caufield's feelings and the idiom in which he communicates them have made the book a symbol of purity and sensitivity to generations of readers and has insured that it will remain a particularly coveted title in modern literature. This is a very fresh and appealing copy, attractive jackets on this title are often extensively repaired or restored, but this copy is fully original and authentic and remains very handsome in spite of some minor wear and aging.

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Price: $4,950.00


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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

J. D. Salinger

Boston: Little, Brown & Company. 1951. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket. First edition (so stated) , first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and "$3.00" price correctly positioned on the front flap. Arear of damp staining to spine heel an bottom front and rear panels. The word Little of little brown is rubbed off on the spine. Minore toning to end pages. .

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Price: $4,949.99


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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1951 First Edition, First issue dustjacket with $3.00 price present, and the author's picture on the back cover. An attractive dustjacket that has some light wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in the publisher's black cloth. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $4,500.00


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CATCHER IN THE RYE

Salinger J. D

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First edition and First Printing. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and in the original dustjacket featuring Salinger’s photo on rear cover credited to Lotte Jacobi and $3 price correctly positioned on front flap. 277 pp. A good and honest copy showing some use, but otherwise well preserved. The dustjacket with some evidence of age-wear at the extremities and with a chip at the bottom of the spine panel, the bottom of the dustjacket sometime trimmed slightly to clean the bottom edge. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF AN AMERICAN ICONIC WORK AND A 20TH CENTURY LITERARY CLASSIC. J.D. Salinger’s first and still, most famous work.. Salinger tapped into a common and necessary theme in American literature with his unhappy teenage character, Holden Caulfield, who runs away from his boarding school as part of his disgust with 'phoniness'. Caufield's feelings and the idiom in which he communicates them have made the book a symbol of purity and sensitivity to generations of readers and has insured that it will remain a particularly coveted title in modern literature.

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The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Little Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page, no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.00. Salinger's head uncropped at the rear panel. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots, name at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, chipping at the spine, shelf wear, age toning. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1951 First Edition, First Printing with words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions do not have the words "FIRST EDITION" on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket has some fading to the spine and light wear to the edges. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth with wear to the spine and edges. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Little Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page, no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Book club jacket. Salinger's head uncropped at the rear panel. Book Condition: Near Fine, shelf wear, age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, chip at the spine. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little Brown and Company, 1951 First Edition, First Printing. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's $3.00 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition with rubbing to the spine. The binding is tight, with some wear to the boards. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $3,750.00


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Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1951 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions lack the words "FIRST EDITION". An attractive dustjacket that has some rubbing to the panels and light wear to the spine. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with some discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this true first edition at an affordable price.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $3,500.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1951 First Edition, First Printing. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket has some wear along the spine and edges. The book is bound in the publisher's black cloth with some rubbing to the spine. The binding it tight with minor wear to the boards. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. An affordable copy of this true first edition with words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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Price: $2,750.00


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Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1951 First Edition, First Printing with words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions do not have the words "FIRST EDITION" on the copyright page. An attractive copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth with some rubbing to the spine and some wear to the boards. The binding it tight and the pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this true first edition with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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Price: $2,500.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

SALINGER, J.D.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. Near Fine/Good. First edition. Near fine in an age-toned, near very good, price-clipped second printing dustwrapper (as it came to us). A true first edition, presumably someone supplied a second printing jacket to the book at a relatively early date: this copy had been in a private collection for decades as it is. The second printing jacket is pretty much identical to the first printing jacket except that it is 3mm taller and the original $3.00 price on the front flap has been typographically reset (not an issue on this price-clipped copy). The distinction between the first and second printings is often avoided by dealers, and many copies are offered as original that have the second printing jacket. A reasonably attractive copy of Salinger's first book, a post-war highspot and one of the most widely read and beloved coming-of-age novels ever written. Burgess 99.

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Price: $2,500.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Publisher's black cloth binding, lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. Titles rubbed and barely legible on spine, spine ends bruised, with bump to bottom spine corner affecting pages, light offsetting to paste downs from binder's glue. A pretty solid copy of this 20th century literary classic.

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Price: $1,750.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1951. First Edition. First edition as stated on copyright page. Black cloth with gilt particulars and decoration to spine. Later (2nd edition) Grosset and Dunlop jacket. Light wear to head of dust jacket spine. Otherwise, a nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages .

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Price: $1,750.00


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The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

Little, Brown and Company. Collectible - Acceptable. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. 1st edition. 1st printing. 12mo Black cloth hardcover 277 pgs. Near Very Good Book. Drink ring residue on front cover. Small narrow scratch on front cover. ContentsVery Good. Inquire if you need further information.

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The Catcher in The Rye

SALINGER, J.D

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1951.. First English edition (so stated). 8vo. Modern full brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt, striped endpapers, a.e.g. Fine, fresh. 293 pages. No foxing. No signatures or bookplates.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.

SALINGER. J. D

Little, Brown and Company. Boston. 1951. FIRST EDITION. First printing. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.4 inches). Neat ink stamp on the bottom of one page (7505th Hospital Group Base Library), affecting a few letters of the bottom line of text but mostly in the margin, otherwise a very clean copy throughout with no other stamps or marks. Finely bound in recent full red Morocco leather binding. Spine with raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Decorative red and white endpapers. All edges gilt. Aside from the one ink stamp this is a very good bright and attractive copy of the First edition of this classic work of American fiction.

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The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Little Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1951. Third Printing of the First Edition. Matching dates on the title and copyright pages. Black cloth boards. First issue book club jacket with the author's photo at the rear panel. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots, bookplate, name in pen. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, short tear. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Salinger, J. D.

Boston: Little, Brown & Company. 1951. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good- dust jacket. Owner name to front end page. Tear to jacket at rear panel. A few small scuffs to jacket. Toning. Stain to jacket at front panel, visible from inside only. Text is clean and unmarked. This First Edition, Fourth printing is in the First Issue jacket, with rare back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi & original publisher price of $3.00. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

This is a scarce, first UK printing of "THE CATCHER IN THE RYE" by J.D. Salinger with its ORIGINAL, un-clipped dust jacket. 1951 1st Edition, 1st Printing (no subsequent Impressions listed on copyright page); Hamish Hamilton; London. SCARCE in original dust jacket (as many jackets are facsimile reproductions). Condition: Clean covers and spine with no stains; sharp corners; bright silver lettering on the spine; tiny nick to the left of "Rye" on the spine; there is a very thin strip at the bottom edge of the front cover where the blue cloth color has faded. Tight binding. No cracks. No loose pages. The text pages are in great condition - clean and white with no writing, stains or tears found; trace foxing/small foxing spots to a handful of pages. Name/year (1955) written in pen on front end paper...no other writing found. The last page of the book has a crease at the lower-outer corner. The dust jacket is un-clipped and show the price on the front flap; some very light foxing to the back cover; small tears at the top and bottom edges of the spine; a small tear at the bottom edges of the front flap and front cover have been repaired with clear tape. (The dust jacket comes with a clear protective sleeve - not shown.) Overall in very good condition.

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CATCHER IN THE RYE, THE

Salinger, J.D.

London: Hamish Hamilton. VG+/VG. 1951. 1st U.K.. HC. A little crackling at spine ends of dj + short tear along spine fold; Chip at each of the front panel corners. Lower one larger . than the top one. Rear panel is a little grubby. A presentable collectable copy. The book is very lightly soiled, more visible in a photo than with the naked eye. New Facsimile dj included. .

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D.

London: Hamish Hamilton. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. A first British edition copy, original blue cloth stamped with silver. Spine ends nudged. Board edges slightly toned. The unclipped jacket, in mylar, is chipped at spine ends/corners, small loss to spine foot. A very nice tight, square unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages .

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Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D.

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1951. A First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Near fine in a very good price clipped dust jacket. Evidence of sticker removal on front paste down, ink name (of General A. M. Patch, a well known WWII veteran) stamped on front end paper and rear paste down. A cut out of the rear flap from a different copy is taped to the rear end paper. Dust jacket with the first edition picture of Salinger on the rear panel, but possibly supplied from a different printing, as it is one eighth of an inch larger than the volume. Jacket spine toned, water marks on the jacket verso, spine seams split but intact. Two inch closed tear at bottom of rear panel, extending into the Salinger photo.

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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Salinger, J. D.

London: Hamish Hamilton. 1951. 1st U.K. Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. A few small chips and tears to jacket edges. Owner inscription to front end page dated 1951, else text is clean and unmarked. First British Edition, peculiarly uncommon, in a bright, original jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D

Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1951. First Edition; Ninth Printing. Hardcover. 277pp. Black cloth stamped in gold on the spine. Light spine slant, upper corners and spine ends bruised. A very good copy in very good- price-clipped dustjacket withchipping to the edges, toning and two closed tears to upper edge of front panel. ; Octavo .

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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.

Salinger, J.D.

BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.. 1951. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 0241002516 . Book Club Edition from original year of publication. Lotte Jacobi photo of author on rear panel. Features the most uncommon subscriber's invoice with 'midsummer selection' noted, includes the folded Clifton Fadiman review. Near fine in a close to near fine dj. (Light traces of shelf wear to dj. & a few mildly bumped cloth corners)The first one we've seen with the printed invoice. Attractive bright iconic dj. .

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The Catcher in the Rye

SALINGER, J. D.

Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. Fourth printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. Fourth printing. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Some wear to the extremities and sunning to the jacket spine. Chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine. This is the fourth printing in the first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and price of $3.00 on the front jacket flap. An early printing of this classic American novel that introduced the world to Holden Caulfield.

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CATCHER IN THE RYE

Salinger J. D

Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. First Book Club issue but with dustwrapper with printed price on the turnover. With a very questionable J D Salinger signature penned under the author's printed name on the title page. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the original pictorial dustjacket. 277 pp. A fine copy with the jacket in beautifully preserved condition. AN AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY CLASSIC. J.D. Salinger’s first and still, most famous work of all. Salinger tapped into a common and necessary theme in American literature with his unhappy teenage character, Holden Caulfield, who runs away from his boarding school as part of his disgust with 'phoniness'. Caufield's feelings and the idiom in which he communicates them have made the book a symbol of purity and sensitivity to generations of readers and has insured that it will remain a particularly coveted title in modern literature.

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D.

London: Hamish Hamilton. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Original first British edition, blue cloth, slightly toned/bumped at board edges, softened corners. Mild foxing to text block edges and endpages. Front board faintly bowed. The original jacket in mylar is price clipped and has losses to spine ends, rubbing to folds. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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The Catcher in the Rye [with Fadiman insert]

Salinger, J.D.

Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1951 Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1951. BCE [Book Club Edition]. The BCE with Lotte Jacobi's photo of Salinger on jacket back, with her name credited in small font just above Salinger's name. All other first Book Club points present as well. Clifton Fadiman Insert laid in (see below). Octavo, 277 pp. Black cloth with gilt imprinting; jacket with Michael Mitchell's now- famous carousel-horse pictorial design jacket. A Fine book with just a touch of top page edge dust in a jacket with small-scale wear at spine end and corners, and thin marginal toning at the top inside edges of the flaps; jacket is better than Very Good. Please see scans. Superior condition for the real first BCE of Salinger's famed novel. Laid in is the original pamphlet containing Clifton Fadiman's classic review of Catcher in the Rye for the Book-of-the-Month Club, also in fine condition. Salinger's timeless and classic masterpiece, the chronicle of forty-eight hours in the coming-of-age of a troubled teenager, here in its most collectible form short of the first edition, and the form that probably did more to popularize the novel than the first edition. No recounting needed here; you know the story, and Fadiman's review is better than Cliff Notes anyway. Scarce in this superior condition, rare with the insert. L64

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