Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Book Club Edition: "Book-of-the-Month Club* Selection" at the head of the front flap, trademark disclaimer at foot; "Book-of-the-Month" at head of rear flap, 003 at foot; Book Club blindstamp on the rear board; Infamous photo of J.D. Salinger by Lotte Jacobi at rear of jacket, removed in subsequent printings. Hardcover. 277 pp. Good in a fair dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Moderate soiling to the dust jacket with chipping, creases and closed tears along the edges. Large open tear to the foot of the dust jacket spine. Loss the gold spine titles. Previous owners blindstamp on the first three leaves. The text is unmarked. The binding is slightly shaken, but still intact.