Hard Cover. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 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. About near fine with a touch of fading along the edges, a few minor spots and small abrasion to corner of rear pastedown; in a very bright unclipped dust jacket with slight wear to the spine ends, else near fine. A very attractive copy, much nicer than usual. 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.