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The Catcher in the Rye by  J.D SALINGER - 1st Edition - 1951 - from Houle Rare Books & Autographs (SKU: 302752)

The Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye

by SALINGER, J.D

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First edition (so stated), first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and "$3.00" on the front flap. Octavo. Original black cloth stamped in gilt. Dust jacket designed by Michael Mitchell (unclipped; tiny chips to head and tail of spine and to corners; few small chips; front flap detached at fold). Very good. 277 pages. Enclosed in a red and black leather drop box. No signatures or bookplates.

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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Bookseller
Houle Rare Books & Autographs US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
302752
Title
The Catcher in the Rye
Author
SALINGER, J.D
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1951
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Glossary

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tail
The heel of the spine.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]

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