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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. (Jerome David)

Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1951. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A bright copy of this iconic work. Book Fine with a few spots on the top-edge of the page block, but clean and fresh throughout with bright gilt on the spine and appearing unread. In a Near Fine dust jacket with slight fading at the spine and touches of rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Nonetheless, a superior copy of a Salinger's masterpiece. This copy correct, with all relevant issue points. Salinger's novel was not the first coming-of-age story to highlight teenage angst, but it sits squarely as the pinnacle of those efforts. It offers Holden Caulfield's perspective on school, New York City, sexuality, family and friends, and, of course, phonies, with a subtext on alienation and loneliness running throughout the book. "In American writing, there are three perfect books, which seem to speak to every reader and condition: 'Huckleberry Finn,' 'The Great Gatsby,' and 'The Catcher in the Rye.' Of the three, only 'Catcher' defines an entire region of human experience: it is-in French and Dutch as much as in English-the handbook of the adolescent heart." (Adam Gopnik writing for "The New Yorker" Feb. 8, 2010). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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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 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. 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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$24,000.00

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The Catcher in the Rye.

SALINGER, J. D.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine lettering just a trifle rubbed, faint mark to top edge. A near-fine copy in the unusually crisp and sharp jacket, spine panel very slightly faded, extremities a little creased, short closed tear to head of front panel and foot of spine, but none of the chipping to which it is so prone, small inked annotation to front flap. First edition, first printing, in a remarkably well-preserved example of the eye-catching jacket designed by Michael Mitchell.

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$16,345.20

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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. 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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$14,000.00

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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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$12,000.00

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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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$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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$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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$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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$9,000.00

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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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$7,500.00

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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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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. Edge wear and toning to front and rear panels. Wax spots to front panel. Spine sunned and stained at heel. Closed tears to front panel's upper edge. Toning to endpapers and pastedowns. First Issue points evident: Photo of salinger on rear panel by Lotte Jacobi and price on front flap. First Edition stated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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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$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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$7,200.00

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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. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. In original first issue dust jacket, octavo size, 283 pp. J.D. (Jerome David) Salinger's (1919-2010) first and only novel, the Holden Caulfield book he'd worked on for nearly a decade. This novel was a bestseller in its time and is still considered one of the classics of American literature, it continues to sell about a quarter-million copies per year. It endures as talismanic to discontented youth and perfectly captures the voice of the author, reflecting his own troubled school days. "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though." (N.B., quote from the Salinger.) ___DESCRIPTION: Original black cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to backstrip, octavo size (8" by 5.5"), pagination: [i-vi] [1-2] 3-277, first edition, first printing, in original pictorial first issue dust jacket showing original price of $3.00, photo of author on back panel has the top of his head right at the top edge (no space). ___CONDITION: A very good copy, the boards are clean and still a rich black hue, no sunning to backstrip with the gilt lettering still bright, very minimal shelfwear to the lower edges and only slightly bumped at lower corners, upper corners are straight; internally bright with only minimal age-toning to the outer edges and a few faint odd stains, endpapers with a few light stains, a square text block with solid hinges, no cocking to spine, and other than a small notation in ink at the top left of the verso of the rear free endpaper free of prior owner markings. The unclipped dust jacket is bright, the backstrip and covers are all of one tone with some light sunning to the upper approximately 2" of the front panel; the jacket has been lightly restored by a professional conservator (contact us for details or photos), the jacket is now near fine on the outside, with some toning inside; overall a very good copy in a very good jacket. An essential book for any collector of important American literature. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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$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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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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$4,950.00

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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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$4,345.00

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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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$2,500.00

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The Catcher in the Rye

SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010)

Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1951. FIRST EDITION. Octavo., pp.277. Elegantly bound in black full morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, original spine bound in at rear. A clean, fresh copy with one faint mark to half-title, in a fine, unmarked recent leather binding. Callil & Toibin; Modern Library. (200 Best Novels in English since 1950), p.154. Listed in The Observer: All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003];also Time Magazine: 100 Best Modern Novels; Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998]; BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]; The Times: NovelList Top 60 Poll [2013].

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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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$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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$1,662.50

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition stated, first printing. Good, with fraying and exposure at spine ends and corners, light scuffing to boards, title stamping on spine almost completely rubbed, lean to spine, light foxing to pages. Lacking the dust jacket. A true first printing of Salinger's classic coming-of-age novel.

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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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$1,500.00

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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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$1,280.00

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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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$1,200.00

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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$1,100.00

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Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D.

Boston: Little Brown & Co , 1951. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. 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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$1,100.00

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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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951 First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth stamped in gilt to spine, with front flap of original dust jacket mounted to front pastedown, rear panel and flap of original dust jacket mounted to rear pastedown. A good copy with loss to bottom of p. 51 and 52, affecting a few inches of text, light soiling to boards and a touch of wear to extremities, spine gilt worn, front hinge cracked but holding at title page, rear hinge starting, rubber stamp of previous owner to front pastedown and front free endpaper, various pages with dog-eared creases, now flattened. A presentable copy of Salinger's first and only novel. The Catcher in the Rye tells the story of protagonist and anti-hero Holden Caulfield, a disillusioned teenager who flees his prep school to wander the streets of New York City. Almost immediately after publication, The Catcher in the Rye became both extremely popular and highly controversial. While many young people identified with Caulfield's teenage rebellion, critics were wary of the protagonist's explicit language and open questioning of his own sexuality. In 1981, The Catcher in the Rye was simultaneously the second most taught novel in American public schools and the one of the nation's most censored books.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Good.

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$1,000.00

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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Salinger, J. D.

Boston: Little, Brown & Company. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good- dust jacket. Chip to jacket crown at spine with tear running down from location. Other minimal wear at spine. First Book Club Edition with rare picture of Salinger on rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$1,000.00

Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

Demco Media, 1991-04-01. 1st LB Books Mass Market Paperba. Turtleback. Used:Good.

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$809.57

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Little, Brown and Company, 1991-05-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Bantam, 1984-11-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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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 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, 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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Catcher in the Rye (BOMC 1st)

Salinger, J. D

Little, Brown & Co., 1951. Black cloth binding, gilt titles. BOMC edition with BOMC slugs and divit. Book very good plus with watermarked area to back board at foreedge, minor glue-darkening to pastedowns. First-state DJ, with author photo by Lotte Jacobi on rear panel, good plus with 1" missing at head of spine, 1/2" at heel of spine, two small holes at back panel fold, chipped top & bottom at front panel fold, sunned/stained at spine. Photo intact, however. 277 pp.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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The Catcher in the Rye

SALINGER, J.D

Boston, Little, Brown, 1951., 1951. First Book Club printing (copyright page with imprint "Printed and Bound in Canada. T.H. Best Printing Co., Limited, Toronto"). 8vo. Dust jacket (unclipped; with the Book-of-the-Month Club slug on the bottom of the front and rear inside flaps; ). Very good-fine. No signatures or bookplates. Dust jacket in earliest state, with photograph of Salinger by Lotte Jacobi on back panel (which was dropped in later printings).. Hardcover.

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The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Little Brown and Company, 1951-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. July 1951 third printing in lightly chipped price clipped jacket, Salinger photo attributed to Lotte Jacobi on rear panel of jacket. Tight binding no marks. Please email for photos.

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D

, 251 pages, dust wrapper design by Fritz Wegner

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CATCHER IN THE RYE

SALINGER, J.D.

1951. SALINGER, J.D. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1951. First edition. A binding copy. There are two ink names on the front free endpaper. The spine is torn. There are a few dog-eared pages and a light stains on two pages. Otherwise the book is clean and complete internally.

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J.D.

London: Hamish Hamilton. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. 1951. First English. Hardback. 0241002516 . Illustrated d/jkt (by Fritz Wegner), unclipped, in clear film. Intact, but very frail; small losses to upper and lower edges, and an approx 1" x 1/2" loss at base of spine. Pale blue boards, a trifle marked; slight browning to edges; base of spine browned, which correspnds to the missing section at base of d/jkt spine. Binding tight. Silver titling still quite bright. Small smudge on top foredges; faint marks on front foredges. Bookseller's tick on front pastedown. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 252 pages .

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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. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the original pictorial dustjacket. 216 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 [Hardcover]

J. D. Salinger

Publisher: Little Date of Publication: 1974 Binding: Hardcover Condition: This is the stated Little Thirtieth Printing.Other than a back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), front flyleaf to spine could use a bit of tape (fully intact!), and two pages have 1/4-inch tear at the edge,both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight .Acceptable

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The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

New York: Little Brown and Company, 1952. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Copyright date 1952, first edition, later printing (fourteenth). Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe are very minor, with very light bumps to the head and toe of the spine (this is a near fine copy of a later printing). Dust jacket, no tears, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped, in near fine condition. (on the inside front flap has a price of three dollars and above that stamped limited time $1.50). Dust Jacket now in a clear cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid scarce near fine novel Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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