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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Joseph Heller on the title page. A superb copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $5.95 printed price present and a picture of the author on the back panel. The book is bound in the publisher's blue cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author and NOT INSCRIBED to anyone else. We buy SIGNED Heller First Editions.
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CATCH-22

CATCH-22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • hardcover
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Used
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Stevenson, Maryland
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Heller on the origin of the title "Catch-22". FIRST EDITION. Inscribed and signed by Heller: "To Jim Pepper: Who might be interested to know that if not for a novel by Leon Uris called Mila 18, this copy of Catch-22 would be Catch-18. Best wishes Joseph Heller 9/20/78." Heller planned to call the novel Catch-18, but his editor, Robert Gottlieb, warned that best-selling novelist Leon Uris was about to publish Mila 18. As an alternative, Gottlieb suggested Catch-22, and the term became part of our everyday language. For Heller and Uris, both of whom were Jewish, the number 18 had special meaning. The Hebrew number 18, yud-het, uses the same letters as the word for life, het-yud. For this reason, donations to Jewish charities and gifts for special occasions are commonly made in multiples of 18, and the number is traditionally associated with good fortune and vitality. A wonderful inscribed copy of this modern classic.
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Catch-22

Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • hardcover
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Used
Edition
First edition
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Hardcover
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CHESTER, Connecticut
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition. Original blue cloth, fine in a nearly fine dust jacket (faint wear and discoloration on the spine). Inscribed by Heller.
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
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  • First
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Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Joseph Heller on a laid in signature. This First Issue dustjacket has the $5.95 printed price present with no chips or pieces missing. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the panels. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.
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Catch-22.

Catch-22.

by Heller, Joseph

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  • hardcover
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  • First
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Used
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Hardcover
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Palm Beach, Florida
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition of Heller's classic first book. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation coy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Albert Raman, Best wishes to you. Joseph Heller 3/20/80 New York." The recipient was a lawyer and well-known book collector. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example with noted provenance. "Catch-22, Joseph Heller's first and best-known novel, depicts a military world turned upside down. In Heller's World War II, a supplies manager has more power than a general, and anyone seeking a discharge on the grounds of insanity is declared sane enough to keep on fighting. When the novel appeared in 1961, World War II veterans appreciated its satire of the military bureaucracy and chaos of war. By the mid-1960's, it had become a cult classic among counterculture activists for its biting indictments of war.… Read More
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961 First Edition, First Printing with words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with some repair. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this true first edition with the ORIGINAL dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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First Edition, First Printing SIGNED Joseph Heller on a tipped in page. This original dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is bound in the publisher's cloth and is in great shape.. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author.
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • very good
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Portland, Oregon
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. 443 pp. First edition, first printing stated. Signed by Joseph Heller on the front free endpaper, with a lengthy inscription to a former owner. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with spine lettered in white. Very Good+ with bump to bottom edge of front board, thin strip of staining to bottom edge of covers from old-style dust jacket sleeve, spotting to front paste down and offsetting to rear endsheets. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket, which exhibits edge wear, heavy waviness to the top portions and light, associated creasing. A nice copy for the first printing, signed by the author.
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color and has the $5.95 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition.
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CATCH-22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine in very good plus to near-fine jacket
Binding
Hardcover
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. Fine in very good plus to near-fine jacket. First edition of this dark satire on the patriotic narrative of American triumph in World War II, signed by Heller on a tipped-in leaf. A supreme example of black comedy in 20th-century war fiction, CATCH-22 emphasizes the existential disillusionment of soldiers witnessing their companion's deaths: graveyard humor taken to the same extremes as modern warfare. A nice copy with signature, and none of the usual fading to the red of the jacket. 8.25'' x 5.25''. Original full blue cloth, spine lettered in white. Original unclipped blue and red pictorial dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon, photo of author by Seymour Linden on rear panel. Red topstain, fore edge machine deckle. 443, [1] pages. Tipped-in leaf signed ink by Heller after front free endpaper (see Ahearn). Housed in custom blue cloth slipcase. A few shallow chips to spine ends of jacket, with an abrasion on jacket spine, some other faint minor wear: red figures on… Read More
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Catch-22    [SIGNED and with Author's letter laid in]
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Catch-22 [SIGNED and with Author's letter laid in]

by HELLER, Joseph

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
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Sunningdale, Berkshire
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961First edition, 1961. Octavo, pp443. Blue cloth covered hard boards with original dust jacket, price clipped. Signed by the author to the title page in blue pen. With the author's note laid in to the previous owner, which reads "Dear Mr. Merry: I've signed it on the page most book collectors prefer. Take good care of it. People tell me first editions are worth more than $800 today, and $200 more with a good dust jacket. The ink has been flowing more & better than ever since I got the use of my hands back. J.H.". The reference to use of his hands refers to Heller's battle with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a debilitating condition which left him temporarily paralysed. He was diagnosed with this in 1981 and after lengthy treatment and time in various hospitals, he did make a significant recovery and continued his writing career including the novel Picture This and two volumes of autobiography. Book is in Very Good condition, a small glue residue to ffep, no… Read More
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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Simon and Schuster, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good first printing (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket, signed by Joseph Heller on a page tipped-in after the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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Catch-22

Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - very good(+)
Edition
First
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New York, New York
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First. hardcover. very good(+)/good. 8vo, blue cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition.<br/><br/> Presentation copy. To.... Who's been collecting me for longer than I realized....I hope there'll be much of me for you to keep collecting..." The dust wrapper is creased on the front cover, and price clipped; light blue binding partially discolored; previous ownership rubber stamp.<br/><br/>
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CATCH-22

by HELLER, JOSEPH

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - NEAR FINE
Edition
FIRST
Binding
Hardcover
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PASADENA, California
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NEW YORK: SIMON & SCHUSTER A NEAR FINE FIRST edition second printing IN VERY GOOD DJ WITH FOUR TINY TAPE STAINS. SIGNED BY HELLER ON TITLE PAGE. with letter signed by Heller also.. Signed by Author(s). FIRST. Hardcover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. Book.
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CATCH-22  (Advance Reading Copy)
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CATCH-22 (Advance Reading Copy)

by Heller, Joseph

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  • paperback
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Paperback
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Livonia, Michigan
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Simon & Schuster. Very Good+. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Advance reading copy in original white wraps and blue type stating "To be published October 10, 1961" "Price $5.95" on front cover. Stated "First Printing" on copyright page, but actually pre-publication copy. Wraps are toned with just a little wear spine edges and about 1/2" at top edge of front cover. Back cover has a 1/8" tear and very modest soiling from rubbing on shelf. Faint toning to page edges, but pages themselves are unaffected and pristine. Book appears to have never been cracked open. .
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Simon and Schuster, New York, 1961 First Edition, First Printing. An attractive First Issue dustjacket with the publisher's $5.95 printed price present and a picture of the author on the back panel. This original dustjacket has light chipping to the spine NOT effecting any lettering and some wear to the back panel. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

  • Used
  • very good
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - very good
Edition
1st
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Beverly Hills, California
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Simon & Schuster, 1961. 1st. hardcover. very good/very good. Signed first edition, as stated on copyright page. Signed by the author on a tipped-in page. Book and dust jacket very good. Dust jacket has some tape on inside. Housed in a slipcase.
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Joseph Heller's Catch-22 Very Rare, Pre-Publication Copy
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Joseph Heller's "Catch-22" Very Rare, Pre-Publication Copy

by Heller, Joseph

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  • First
Condition
Used
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Woodland Hills, California
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Joseph Heller. "Catch-22." New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. Soft cover. Marked on cover "To be published October 10, 1961". Copy has the same design as the first edition dust jacket, but this is much scarcer than the first edition. Catch-22. Octavo, original wrappers; 443 pp. Light toning and some foxing to wrappers. Rare. ADVANCE READING COPY, PRECEDING THE FIRST EDITION, of Heller's masterpiece, one of the most influential American novels of the century. In original wrappers with publisher's promotional slip laid-in. "Captain John Yossarian is a bomber pilot who's just trying to make it through WWII alive. But the only excuse the Army will accept for refusing to fly a mission is insanity, and if Yossarian refuses to fly he is, by definition, sane. This is the self-devouring logical worm that lies at the heart of Catch-22, the story of Yossarian, his colleagues-who respond to the horrors of war with a range of seriocomic neuroses and psychoses-and his superiors, who respond to the horrors of war… Read More
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Catch-22 (Uncorrected proof, Agent's copy)

by Heller, Joseph.

  • Used
  • very good
  • Paperback
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition, uncorrected proof. This is Candida Donadio's copy. Donadio was Joseph Heller's agent and responsbile for the "22" in Catch-22. Donadio's name and address have been written on the front cover between "Catch-22" and "Joseph Heller". This was the working copy in Donadio's office. It is, therefore, a very good copy in somewhat darkened wrappers with a few random spots. The interior text is, for the most part, in fine condition, but a few pages have been roughly opened along the bottom edge.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.
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Catch-22

by Joseph Heller

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
First Edition, Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Van Nuys, California
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Catch-22, Joseph Heller. First Edition, SECOND PRINTING, signed and inscribed by Heller to Olive Plunkett on front flyleaf. In original dust jacket.
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