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    Inscribed Presentation Copy of Catch-22 in the
    Original Dust Jacket

    Joseph Heller. Catch-22. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Heller on the title-page: "For Barry --/"It was love at/first sight."/Joseph Heller" [Heller quoting the first line of the novel]. Octavo. 443, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, dust jacket (with first printing price of "$5.95"). Jacket a bit worn at edges with a few short tears, minor rubbing to binding. Overall, a fine copy, with the color on the jacket spine still vibrant. Housed in a green cloth clamshell case.
    From the Palo Alto Collection of Modern Literature.


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