Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. Hardcover. Fourth printing. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Some wear to the extremities and sunning to the jacket spine. Chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine. This is the fourth printing in the first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and price of $3.00 on the front jacket flap. An early printing of this classic American novel that introduced the world to Holden Caulfield.
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Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. Hardcover. Second Printing. A fine book with edgewear. No dust jacket, as issued bythe publisher. Browning to the pages. (Printed on cheap wartime paper.) Housed in the original shipping box which is slightly faded. No stamps or address on the shipping box. This small book contains the first published appearance of J. D. Salinger, a story called "The Hang of It." Second issue with the copyright page stating 1943 printing. Examples with the shipping box have become quite uncommon.