Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1953. First Edition. Salinger's second book and first collection of short fiction, gathering nine stories which first appeared in the pages of The New Yorker and Harper's magazine. Item #4812
First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [xiv],302,pp. Base of spine gently nudged, upper edge of textblock sagging just slightly, else a fresh, Near Fine copy, with the spine gilt entirely unrubbed. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gently spine-sunned, with modest wear to extremities, several small tears and attendant creases, and some scattered spotting on verso of spine panel; Very Good+.