Franny and Zooey

London: Heinemann, (1962)


An exceptional (and literally) one-of-a-kind collectible and a superb literary investment.

Absolutely Fine First UK Edition, First Printing with but mild foxing to top edge pages in very nearly Fine non-price-clipped original dust jacket.

The book achieved immediate success spending 25 weeks heading The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list in 1961 and 1962. This incredibly rare collector’s copy is inscribed and signed by Salinger to Martin Shuttleworth, late editor of The Paris Review who published (and befriended) the most noted authors of the day: Sartre, Camus, Jean Genet, Dylan Thomas, Salinger and a host of others.

The inscription, penned in black ink on the half-title page, reads:

Dear Martin, / I’m an unreliable person, / but I do thank you for your / efforts on my behalf. / best wishes / J.D Salinger

The ‘unreliable’ refers to the fact that while Shuttleworth was promoting Salinger for a Nobel and other prizes, Salinger refused to travel.

Explicit letter of provenance & full authenticity provided

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