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												The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
	 - 1st
			 - 1951
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The Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye

by J.D. Salinger

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

This is a scarce, first UK printing of "THE CATCHER IN THE RYE" by J.D. Salinger with its ORIGINAL, un-clipped dust jacket. 1951 1st Edition, 1st Printing (no subsequent Impressions listed on copyright page); Hamish Hamilton; London. SCARCE in original dust jacket (as many jackets are facsimile reproductions).

Condition:
Clean covers and spine with no stains; sharp corners; bright silver lettering on the spine; tiny nick to the left of "Rye" on the spine; there is a very thin strip at the bottom edge of the front cover where the blue cloth color has faded. Tight binding. No cracks. No loose pages. The text pages are in great condition - clean and white with no writing, stains or tears found; trace foxing/small foxing spots to a handful of pages. Name/year (1955) written in pen on front end paper...no other writing found. The last page of the book has a crease at the lower-outer corner. The dust jacket is un-clipped and show the price on the front flap; some very light foxing to the back cover; small tears at the top and bottom edges of the spine; a small tear at the bottom edges of the front flap and front cover have been repaired with clear tape. (The dust jacket comes with a clear protective sleeve - not shown.) Overall in very good condition.

Synopsis

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.

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Details

bookseller
CraigsClassics US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
573
Title
The Catcher in the Rye
Author
J.D. Salinger
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hamish Hamilton
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1951
Keywords
JD SALINGER, CATCHER IN THE RYE, NINE STORIES, FRANNY AND ZOOEY, SEYMOUR INTRODUCTION, FOR ESME, LAUGHING MAN, ERNEST HEMINGWAY, MODERN CLASSICS, LITERATURE, HOLDEN CAULFIELD, F SCOTT FITZGERALD
Bookseller catalogs
Literature / Fiction;

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About CraigsClassics

My store offers a curated selection of antiquarian books in a variety of topics with an emphasis on classic literature and children's classics. I take pride in providing great customer service with prompt replies to offers and inquiries, careful packaging and next-day shipping. Based in scenic southern New Hampshire.

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spine
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