Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. 277pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Black cloth over boards, with a slight warping of the boards. In a dust jacket, which has had discreet restoration to the corners. In a first issue dust jacket (Book-of-the-Month Club selection printed on rear inside flap, but not the front; Salinger's head cropped, correct positioning of price). The spine of the jacket is a bit sunned, and there is a slight amount of moisture staining to the reverse of the jacket, which is barely negligible on the front. Lotte Jacobi is credited on the rear panel. Housed in a custom-made clamshell of beige cloth. Very good / very good. Item #56620
Overall a nice copy of this twentieth century classic. Starosciak A30a.