Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Co., (1963). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Publisher's cloth in original dust jacket. Jacket toned with touches of soil and fraying at corners and spine ends. Cloth fresh. Interior bright and clean. Very good. 248pp. Very good / very good. Item #17566
First edition, third state of the least regarded of Salinger's books. The parodic elements - rightly admired by the likes of Nabokov - which come to fruition a few years later in Hapworth, here are just beginning. A misunderstood book, worthy of a sympathetic rereading. 248pp. [Starosciak A42 and 43].