Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1951. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022407
. 277pp. While this is a first edition and so stated, it is the second state of the dust jacket where Salinger's head is not cropped and the $3.00 price is clear. The story's main caricature was Holden Caufield, a kid nearly all teens could relate too. Salinger's work reinforces the idea that all teenagers go through an internal struggle to some extent and it is up to them to make it through. Most anyone who reads it will find a little part of themselves portrayed. A handsome copy bound in black cloth, spine lettering gilt, corners sharp, no names or bookplates, in unclipped 2nd state dust jacket with no repairs, just a bit of rubbing to folds and light wear to spine ends. A clean bright copy housed within a custom case of 3/4 black leather over black cloth.