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How do you tell a first edition j d Salinger's raise high the roofbeams carpenter?


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February 10, 2010 4:28AM

It will say "First Edition" on one of the first inside pages. Look closely, it is in small print.

A more important question will be be...which "state" is it in, by that I mean is it a 1st printing, 2nd printing, 3rd printing etc. They are all first editions, but the 1st printing of this particular volume is worth pretty big bucks: $700-$1,000 or more. The only way to tell it is a true 1st printing is if the dedication page is left off. It was an error that was corrected in the 2nd printing. Scarce...look for this volume!