Item #16261 Catch-22. Joseph Heller.


New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good. Item #16261

Gorgeous 1961 1st Printing of Heller's first book in original, later state dust jacket.

"Often cited as one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century, the novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944. It mainly follows the life of antihero Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier.

"It uses a distinctive non-chronological third-person omniscient narration, describing events from the points of view of different characters. The separate storylines are out of sequence so the timeline develops along with the plot."

Blue cloth. Square tight binding. Clean interior. Light offsetting to front endpaper, with a small remnant of price sticker residue to upper corner of same. Mild edge wear to binding.

Price-clipped dust jacket of a later state, with the reviews to the front panel. Mild edge wear. Dust jacket presents handsomely in archival mylar.

A wonderful and desirable copy of the scarce 1st Printing in collectible condition.


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