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Raise High the Roof Beam by J.D. Salinger - First Edition - 1963 - from 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA, IOBA and

Raise High the Roof Beam

by J.D. Salinger

Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Little, Brown and Company, 1963. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1963. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Gray cloth boards. First Issue with no dedication page. Reportedly one of only 20 to 30 copies. Jacket priced at $4.00. Rare Book. (ref: Ahearn, Lee, McBride, Smiley). Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean pages. Minor sunning at the spine, light spots at the foot of the text block. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, sunning at the jacket spine. Chip at the jacket spine, a few light spots. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.


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