By J. D. Salinger
London   William Heinemann
8.5" by 5.5" 248pp.
A smart first UK edition of this volume of two long pieces from American writer Jerome David Salinger.
By J. D. Salinger

1963 Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

London   William Heinemann
8.5" by 5.5" 248pp.
A smart first UK edition of this volume of two long pieces from American writer Jerome David Salinger.
£45.00
: 0.75kgs / : 905T63

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First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

First UK edition. Previously published in The New Yorker. Two novellas revolving around the character of Seymour Glass: Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters. Narrated by Buddy Glass, the second of the Glass brothers, this work describes Buddy's visit on Army leave (during World War II) to attend the wedding of his brother Seymour to Muriel and tells of the aftermath when Seymour fails to show. Seymour: An Introduction. An attempt by Buddy Glass to introduce the reader to his brother Seymour, who had committed suicide in 1948. The story is told in a stream of consciousness narrative as Buddy reminisces in his secluded home. Written by Jerome David Salinger, an American author best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Condition

In the original blue cloth binding. Externally, very smart with minor shelf wear to the extremities. Original unclipped dust wrapper is sound with light wear and chipping to the extremities resulting in loss to the head of the spine and front panel. Sunning to the spine with the odd small mark to the boards. The odd small closed tear to the panel edges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout.

Near Fine

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