The Catcher in the Rye cover by Michael Mitchell

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    A Michael Mitchell dust jacket design.

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.
    Grosset & Dunlap, 1952.

    An estate sale purchase this morning. Even though it is the 1952 reprint edition and not the first by Little, Brown and Company, I was still excited to get this for a dollar. The dust jacket features the same design as the first, and is quite striking (and in near perfect shape).

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    1. matte stephens 64 months ago | reply

      I have this one :)

    2. Scott Lindberg 64 months ago | reply

      I love it! Not only is it a great book, but it's a fantastic dust jacket illustration. I'm more than happy to replace our dog eared paperback copy with it.

    3. gregoreverb 64 months ago | reply

      Yeah it's a pretty great design. I've been tempted to pick up the current paperback version with this cover to replace the plain white one that I have.

    4. matte stephens 64 months ago | reply

      I purchased mine at reed books in Birmingham It is the most cluttered jam packed book store I have ever been to If your ever in Brmingham go by there you will be there all day.

    5. Scott Lindberg 64 months ago | reply

      With that kind of recommendation, I'll definitely make it a destination if we ever are in the area! We have a couple new book stores on out list of stops this weekend ... hopefully they're half as good as Reed Books sounds! Thanks for the tip!

    6. chelly-egg 63 months ago | reply

      stunning cover

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