Collectible: Very Good. Nice paperback. No spine crease. Moderate wear. Stated first printing. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: O1) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
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Very Good in Good jacket. 5th or later Printing. "Nine Stories" by J. D. Salinger. First edition, eighth printing from August 1953. Published by Little, Brown, and Company, Boston. Measures 5" x 7.75", 302 pages. With its original dust jacket. The dust jacket is in good condition. Soiling and rubbing to the panels with tears and creases to the edges. Sunning to the spine with chipping at the edges. The original price of $3.00 is present on the front flap. The book is in very good to very good plus condition. The black cloth boards are well preserved with firm edges. Faint small soiling spots on the covers. The gilt lettering on the spine is clear and intact. Previous owner's signature in ink on the front endpaper. Staining to the gutters and at the top edges of the paste-downs. The textblock is clean and bright with sound binding. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (F5-44)
Very Good. Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Good) 0First edition of Nine Stories in unrestored dust jacket. Very good copy of the book in good unrestored dust jacket with some fading of the spine. Stated first edition on copyright page.
Very Good in J Good jacket. 8vo-over 73/4"-93/4" tall In red and blue jacket over black cloth with gilt titing, 8vo, 302pp. Stated: "First edition". (title page verso); Jacket with $3.00 price intact. The author's second book, which is a collection of short stories that includes "For Esme-with Love and Squalor"; "A Perfect Day for Bananafish."; "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" &tc. (light toning to jacket extremities, few sm. nicks and creases to jacket edges, sm. 1/2in. closed tear to jacket at top edge; pp. 21-210 toned at edges)
Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt; in the original red and blue dust jacket designed by Miriam Woods, lettered in white and black. About near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, minor rubbing to the spine, else bright and clean; unclipped dust jacket, with some faint toning to the spine, some minor chips to the spine ends, some light rubbing and a few nicks to the extremities, short loss to the top right edge of the front panel, crease and a short closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel, otherwise fresh panels. A very good copy without the usual fading to the jacket. Nine Stories is a collection of short fiction that includes "A Perfect Day for Bananafish, " "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, " "Just Before the War with the Eskimos, " "The Laughing Man, " "Down the Dinghy, " "For Esmé-with Love and Squalor, " "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, " "De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, " and "Teddy." Although many of the stories feature the various members of Salinger's fictional Glass family, Nine Stories is perhaps best-known for "For Esmé, " a story set during and in the immediate aftermath of World War II. In contrast to the United States' increasing romantic memory of WWII, Salinger the negative affects war has on civilian life even after armistice with this story of withdrawn, orphaned children and a soldier suffering with disillusionment and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A Unique Copy Of Salinger's Important Second Book. First Edition. 8vo, black cloth, gilt, pp. 302. THE PUBLISHER'S ONE & ONLY FILE COPY with Little Brown's penciled "word count" calculations & pasted label on the rear free endpaper. The label is printed & typed with the following: " SAMPLE / Return to Manufacturing Department / LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY / Published: April 6, 1953 / Cloth: Novelex 2675 Black Vellum / Word Count: 61, 823"-a trimmed, bright example of the Miriam Woods designed dustwrapper glued to the rear pastedown, the original black cloth showing "working" wear. An important publishing / association copy, perfect for the Salinger connoisseur who appreciates the "moments of literary history". Contains A Perfect Day For Bananafish & For Esme-With Love And Squalor. In many quarters, this title outranks "Catcher" in importance, but the collecting market has just begun to catch-on. Time will tell. With an elegant gilt-lettered, grey morocco backed, marbled, custom clamshell case.
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