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    First Edition of J. D. Salinger's Masterwork

    J. D. Salinger. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951.

    First edition. Octavo. 277 pages. Classic dust jacket designed by Michael Mitchell.

    Publisher's black cloth with gilt stamped spine. Cloth is lightly rubbed with minor wear to the extremities. Bottom page edge appears to have been sanded with other edges lightly soiled. Front and rear pastedowns have glue pull marks where a former dust jacket protector was affixed. Endpapers have mild toning. First state dust jacket with Lotte Jacobi photo credit on the rear panel. Jacket has been professionally restored. Front inner flap has a one-inch spot of glue or paint about mid-panel. Rear inner flap has a similar, smaller spot. Overall, an attractive copy in very good condition.


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