Bound in illustrated paper covered boards and in original shipping box. Paper browning, rubbing to extremities of boards and to surface of rear board which has some light scratching; shipping box is lightly worn at extremities and has some smaller spots of soil to it, there is a black strip over a portion of text on the box. This is a compact volume for the reading soldier abroad, it contains cartoons (in colour) and short stories. Salinger's contribution is his first published appearance. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors and ...
Publisher: Consolidated Book Publishers
Publication Date: 1942
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition, First Issue.
Book Description Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 4 ½ in. x 6 ¼ in. Second issue. Pictorial front cover, dark blue rear panel. Both black and white and color illustrations. The paper over the hinges is torn, and there are chips to the paper over most of the margins. The paper has browned over the years. Some pages have stains, and a few have small tears. There is a fair-to-middling chip to the rear free end-paper. The rear panel is starting to separate. The spine has been re-pasted This book was probably carried by a soldier as he performed his duties and no doubt read in the quiet hours. Seller Inventory # ABE-1914386046
Book Description The Consolidated Book Company, Chicago, 1943. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition, second printing. 336 pp. Illustrated boards. Very Good with small chip to spine, light wear. No jacket, as issued. A WWII anthology that contains Catcher in the Rye author Salinger's first appearance in print, the short story "The Hang of It.". Seller Inventory # 180806002
Book Description Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago, 1943. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Second issue (first was in 1942). This is J. D. Salinger's fisrt commercial appearance in print. Near fine condition with a trace of wear to the corners and spine ends, and some browing to page edges (as usual for this book). Seller Inventory # 005432
Book Description Consolidated Book Publishers [through 1942], Chicago, 1942. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Second issue (with 1943 rather 1942 copyright) of a World War II-era compilation containing Salinger's third published short story and first appearance in book form. Small 8vo; 336pp, with numerous color and black-and-white illustrations. Publisher's bright red, white and blue pictorial boards (issued without a dust jacket), in original pictorial shipping carton. Just about Near Fine, with rubbing and very minor loss of color to corners and tips and browning to wartime paper, in a better than Very Good example of shipping box (unused), reproducing cover image of the book, rubbed along all edges. Salinger's story, "The Hang of It," appears on p. 332 of this collection of "favorite stories, verse and cartoons for the entertainment of servicemen," also featuring contributions by Elbert Hubbard, Ellery Queen, O' Henry, Rudyard Kipling, Damon Runyan and Ernest Thayer's "Casey at the Bat." Not particularly uncommon, except in the shipping carton, very few of which have survived. Seller Inventory # BB0666
Book Description Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago, 1942. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Salinger's first book appearance, this being the first issue (1942), the state without the head and toe bands. Rubbing to covers; near fine in a near fine, lightly faded mailing box, (printed in red, black and orange rather than the later red, white and blue), which has a revised page count stamped over the original page count. The "2" in the copyright date, which in our experience is always battered, is more clearly visible in this copy than in most other copies of the first issue that we have seen. Seller Inventory # 914680
Book Description Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago, 1942. Condition: Fine. First edition, first issue. Page edges a little browned as usual, a bit of rubbing to the boards, else about fine in papercovered boards (without dustwrapper as issued) and in the rare original illustrated shipping carton, which shows evidence of having been mailed, but is otherwise in about fine condition. This book of cartoons and short stories was intended to be shipped to fighting men away from home. Salinger's story represents his first appearance in a commercial book. Both issues are very uncommon in the original carton, the first issue much more so than the second. Seller Inventory # 64900
Book Description Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1942, 1942. First Edition; first issue of Salinger's first book appearance. Only minute wear; a fine copy in a stamped and addressed first issue publisher's cardboard box. With a fine example of the second issue (1943) of the book in a very good, stamped and addressed example of the second issue publisher's box. Seller Inventory # 14086