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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed by  J.D Salinger - Signed First Edition - 1952 - from TBCL  The Book Collector's Library (SKU: 27243)

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed

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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed

by Salinger, J.D

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Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Salinger, J.D. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed. Boston: Little Brown, 1952. A fine SIGNED copy of the March, 1952 reprint of the first edition. [The first issue was July, 1951]. 8vo., 277pp., black cloth, gilt. Salinger's remarkable first book, neatly signed in black fountain pen at the top of the title page. An excellent example of Salinger's elusive signature - The binding is fine; the dustwrapper very good or better with the $3.00 price present & nine reviews on the back panel replacing Salinger's photo after the first few early printings at his insistence. Custom clamshell case in very fine condition. The probable High Spot in Modern American Lit collecting, "The Catcher In The Rye is undoubtedly a 20th-century classic. It struck a popular note, particularly with young readers, who strongly identified with Holden Caulfield and his yearning for lost innocence. Salinger's novel was, and continues to be, a phenomenal success" (Parker, 300). "This novel is a key-work of the nineteen-fifties in that the theme of youthful rebellion is first adumbrated in it, though the hero, Holden Caulfield, is more a gentle voice of protest, unprevailing in the noise, than a militant world-changer. The Catcher in the Rye was a symptom of a need, after a ghastly war and during a ghastly pseudo-peace, for the young to raise a voice of protest against the failures of the adult world. The young used many voices-anger, contempt, self-pity-but the quietest, that of a decent perplexed American adolescent, proved the most telling" (Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels , 53-4).

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Bookseller
TBCL The Book Collector's Library CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
27243
Title
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed
Author
Salinger, J.D
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Jacket condition
Dust Jacket Included
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Little, Brown & Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1952
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title page
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dustwrapper
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First Edition
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fine
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reprint
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gilt
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jacket
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