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    A Wonderful Copy of Salinger's Masterpiece

    J. D. Salinger. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First edition. Octavo. 277 pages. Publisher's black cloth with gilt spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket designed by Michael Mitchell with Lotte Jacobi's photo credit on the rear panel. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case with a leather spine title label. Minimal wear to the boards. Some light-colored soiling to the boards. Gilt on spine rubbed slightly. Boards just barely bowed. Top edge dusty. Very clean text. Minor wear to the edges of the dust jacket. Professionally restored at the spine ends, corners and along the top edge of the panels. Minor fold to the rear flap. Overall, a very good copy of Salinger's seminal novel.

    "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." So begins the book that has been the center of controversy in American high schools since 1960.




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