Franny and Zooey (US HC Misbound) - J.D. Salinger
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1961). Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. Hard cover, octavo, pp. 201. First Edition.
Very Rare Misbound Copy. Bound upside down, this current copy represents the only example I have ever seen.
Book Condition: Fine. Original blue-grey cloth, gilt lettered spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Unclipped with correct FAZ $4.00 present. First Edition, First Printing of this reclusive author's third title.
Salinger's short story "Franny" (1955), and his novella "Zooey"(1957), were originally published separately in The New Yorker Magazine. The title characters Franny and Zooey, the youngest members of the Glass family, were a frequent focus of Salinger's writings.
The book spent 25 weeks at the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list in 1961 and 1962, and was positively reviewed by John Updike.
Fine, Collector's Grade Copy.