A BEAUTIFUL COPY
The Catcher in the Rye
picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of
rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around-- nobody big,
I mean-- except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff.
What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over
the cliff-- I mean if they're running and they start to go over the
cliff-- I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're
going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd
do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all."
EDITION of one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the
20th century. Essential to any collection of modern American literature.
Boston: Little, Brown, and
Company, 1951. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Bookplate
of Ralph M. Stall designed by Rockwell Kent on front pastedown. Book
fine, with a little residue on rear free endpaper; extraordinarily
bright unrestored dust jacket with wear to top of back panel (see image
below) and offsetting (from probably newspaper clipping) on rear flap.
Overall, an exceptionally nice copy with the dust jacket remarkably
clean and vivid. Rare in this condition. $20,000.