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Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. Later book-club printing INSCRIBED BY SALINGER AS "SONNY," A CHILDHOOD NICKNAME USED ONLY WITH FAMILY AND OLD FRIENDS: "For Lili, / Sonny Salinger." We assume "Lili" was "Lili Lefforts," as we know of a Modern Library edition of NINE STORIES inscribed to "Lili Lefforts" cataloged by Ken Lopez Bookseller in 2009, at which time he stated, "It is likely that Lili was a childhood friend, probably of his parents; we have seen one other Salinger book from this period . . . inscribed as 'Sonny Salinger' and it was to the parents of a friend, who had been friends of Salinger's parents." Salinger stopped using "Sonny," except with family and old friends, in his early teens. The fact that this book would have been inscribed in the 1950s or later (when he had already become a virtual recluse), lends credence to the supposition that "Lili" was a childhood friend. The value of this particular copy as ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of the works of J.D. Salinger. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. J.D. Salinger's first critically acclaimed story, A Perfect Day for a Bananafish (1948), appeared in New Yorker Magazine, which would publish much of his later work. Published in 1951, Salinger's best known and immensely successful novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was followed by Nine Stories (1953), Franny and Zooey (1961), and two novellas, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (1963).

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