Hard Cover. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1961. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue-gray cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, in the original green and white dust jacket, lettered in black. A near fine copy with some sunning to extremities, else very bright and clean; in a very good or better dust jacket, lightly toned to extremities and with a touch of wear to spine ends, a couple of tiny closed tears to top edge and the imprint of a paper clip to front flap. Overall, a clean, sturdy copy. Franny and Zooey contains two stories based on Salinger's previously published writings featuring the fictional Glass family. "Franny," a short story, and "Zooey," a novella, were originally published in The New Yorker magazine in 1955 and 1957, respectively. The characters Franny and Zooey are both in their twenties and are the youngest members of a settler family in New York. Both narratives, "Franny" tells of Franny Glass' emotional breakdown and increasing disenchantment with her surroundings, while "Zooey" is told from Zooey Glass' point of view as he attempts to offer his younger sister Franny some brotherly advice and support.