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Hi again Nora! My son...
Hi again Nora! My son (who has a great eye!) has now found a 1951 copy of the Catcher in the Rye. I believe it to be a book club edition but it has a W on the copyright page which doesn’t seem too common, and it also has tucked inside a review of the book by Clifton Fadiman, who started the book of the month club. no interior markings. excellent page condition. black cloth cover with a little bit of lifting up of the cloth on the front and back — excellent spine condition. Thanks! Sarah
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Thank you for the request here.

Does this still also have the original dustjacket?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Unfortunately no... so not expecting huge value (but we only paid $5.99)....

Hi,

Thank you for your patience.

In general, Book of the Month Club titles tend to have less value than a first edition/first printing of a book. In addition most all books have a higher sale value when the original dustjacket is still with the book. A 1951 Book of the Month Club printing of The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger without dustjacket could sell for as high as $100 - $150 on today's market.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Great— about what I was thinking! Thank you Nora.

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