Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 323

Price Realized: $ 35,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
SALINGER, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. 8vo, publisher's black cloth, spine titles gilt; unclipped dust jacket, small scratch at top of spine panel, rear flap fold showing soft creasing; discreet booklabel to rear pastedown, "The 19th July 1951" in pencil at top of front flyleaf (three days after publication). Boston: Little, Brown, 1951

Additional Details

superlative copy of the first edition in the first issue dust jacket with portrait photograph of Salinger by Lotte Jacobi on rear panel of jacket, and the dollar sign above the shoulder of the letter "R" in "Catcher" on front flap. Seemingly unread copy, bright and fresh in crisp unrestored jacket.