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CATCH-22

by Heller, Joseph

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First printing. Near fine in near fine jacket.. Beautifully inscribed first edition of this dark satire on the patriotic narrative of American triumph in World War II, with a brief accompanying letter from Heller. 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 warfare. CATCH-22 has gone on to become a modern classic, familiar even to those who haven't read it through its influence on our linguistic culture: "Many consider the novel to be the definitive statement of the modern antiwar position. The phrase 'Catch-22', symbolizing the absurdity of all institutional logic, has become a permanent part of our language" (NYPL). A wonderful example in exceptional condition, exhibiting little of the usual fading to the red of the jacket, with a warm and revealing inscription. Rare thus. 8.25'' x 5.25''. Original… Read More
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CATCH-22

by HELLER, JOSEPH

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. FIRST EDITION, First Printing. 220 x 150 mm. (8 5/8 x 5 3/4"). 443 pp. Publisher's blue cloth, white lettering on smooth spine. In the original illustrated dust jacket. Housed in a modern red morocco-backed clamshell box. Title page SIGNED BY HELLER in ink. ◆A pristine volume in a bright, pleasing dust jacket. (The jacket with one-inch tear to fold at front joint neatly repaired on verso, one other quite small closed tear to top of front panel, front cover lightly chafed, slight fraying at spine ends and minor wrinkling at bottom of back panel.). This is an excellent signed copy of Heller's modern classic on the absurdity of war, often hailed as one of the most important novels of the 20th century. Based on Heller's own first-hand experiences as a member of the U.S. Air Force in WWII, the story revolves around bombardier Captain John Yossarian and his desperate efforts to keep himself alive by avoiding bombing runs. As noted by Britannica, "The 'catch' in… Read More
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Catch-22

Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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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.

Catch-22.

by Heller, Joseph

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition of Heller's classic first book. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, 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… Read More
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We Bombed in New Haven. WITH: Autograph and typed letters signed, discussing Catch-22

We Bombed in New Haven. WITH: Autograph and typed letters signed, discussing Catch-22

by HELLER Joseph

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1961. First Edition. Signed. HELLER, Joseph. We Bombed in New Haven. WITH: Autograph letter signed. WITH: Typed letter signed, discussing Catch-22. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Octavo, original maroon cloth, original dust jacket. Two leaves of Heller's letterhead (7-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches), one typed and signed on recto, the other in autograph manuscript and signed on recto. Housed all together in a custom clamshell box. $7800.First edition of Heller’s anti-war play produced during the Vietnam war, inscribed by him, “To Walter —-, With admiration and sincere good wishes.” Heller sent this inscribed book to the recipient after he had written to Heller praising Catch-22 and implying that it was an inspiration for his decision to move to Canada to dodge the U.S. military draft. With a lengthy typed letter signed by Heller from 1969 to the recipient praising him for his courage and discussing the composition of Catch-22, as well as an autograph letter signed from 1999 to the same recipient.Joseph… Read More
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Catch 22

by Heller, Joseph

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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

Catch 22

by Heller, Jospeh

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. First Edition. 443pp. Hard Cover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book is near fine, with richly colored boards and a tight spine. There are a few specks of foxing on the text block, as well as a small smudge on the front board. The unclipped wrapper is superb, with minor color loss and toning. Included are four original postcards associated with the publication of the book. SIGNED by the author.
Catch 22 is frequently cited as one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century. The novel is set during World War II, and looks into the experiences of Captain John Yossarian and the other airmen in the camp, who attempt to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so that they may return home. The phrase "Catch-22" has entered into the English language, referring to a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions. In the novel, airmen who were crazy were not obliged… Read More
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Catch-22

by HELLER, Joseph

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Bookplate front fly, and endpapers skinned where an old jacket protector was affixed there, thus good only in good dustwrapper with evidence of glue and tape where the jacket was affixed. A presentable, if not exactly lovely copy. The author's first novel, whose satiric anti-war attitude set the tone for the 1960s, and whose title quickly became part of the language.
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Catch-22. A Novel.
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Catch-22. A Novel.

by HELLER, Joseph.

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New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1961. He knew everything there was to know about literature, except how to enjoy it First edition, first printing. Based on Heller's wartime experiences in the United States Army Air Corps, the novel is a classic of both satire and anti-war literature. It has also influenced the English lexicon, as the work's title is now widely understood as describing a paradoxical or impossible situation. "Couched in humour reminiscent of a vaudeville act, it satirized militarism, nationalism, patriotism, discipline, ambition, loyalty, money, big business, sex, religion, mankind, and God. It questioned the values deeply held by the post-World War II generation by stating that dying for your country was futile, that leaders are fools who cannot be trusted, and that capitalism made victims of us all" (ANB). Octavo (205 x 136). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, titles to spine blocked in white copied from the original spine, pictorial onlay of a red figure to… Read More
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CATCH-22
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CATCH-22

by Heller, Joseph

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First Edition
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Simon and Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. NEAR FINE/NEAR FINE. First Printing. 443 pp. Blue cloth, white stamped spine lettering, red topstain, deckled fore edge. Trivial offsetting to endpapers beyond the DJ flaps and some very faint fading around the extremities, little smudge to FFEP, otherwise very clean and fresh with tight, square binding; DJ shows some light rubbing to tips and a very small nick to tail of spine, else crisp and bright with price of $5.95 intact. A very nice copy of Heller's modern classic, which dared to lampoon even The Great War, mocking the constitutive contradictions of the bureaucratic war machine which it birthed.
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original blue cloth with spine lettered in white, red topstain. Near Fine with slight toning to spine and top edges of boards, minor soiling to rear board and trivial rubbing to tips. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with trivial creases, subtle fading to spine, several small faint stains, and small tape repair at crown on verso. A great copy of the author's best-known work, a satirical novel of the absurdity of war set in World War II.
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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Simon & Schuster, 1961. first. hardcover. very good/very good. SIGNED first printing as stated on copyright page. Signed on tipped-in page by author. Book very good, some tanning to spine and covers, very minor rubbing to edges. Dust jacket very good, minor wear and foxing.
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Catch 22 - Accompanied by a SIGNED typescript of the opening passage from the book
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Catch 22 - Accompanied by a SIGNED typescript of the opening passage from the book

by Heller, Joseph

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London: Cape, 1962. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1962. A near fine book (spotting to the page edges) without inscriptions. In a near fine unclipped wrapper a few light handling marks to the rear panel. Five reviews to the rear panel. A really lovely example of the dust wrapper. Accompanying the book is a typescript with the opening line: "It was love at first sight", SIGNED in black ball point by Joseph Heller. 8.5 x 11" - headed 'The Texan' being Chapter One of 'Catch 22'. "It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him..." Signed at the conclusion in black ink, "Joseph Heller". Both book and letter in excellent condition.
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Catch-22 (Uncorrected proof, Agent's copy)

by Heller, Joseph.

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 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.
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Catch-22. A Novel
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Catch-22. A Novel

by Heller, Joseph

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Used - Publisher's blue cloth. Somewhat sunned, with spotting along bottom edge; dust jacket with some closed tears, but very good
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First edition in a first issue dust jacket
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First edition in a first issue dust jacket. 443 pp. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth. Somewhat sunned, with spotting along bottom edge; dust jacket with some closed tears, but very good. First edition in a first issue dust jacket. 443 pp. 8vo. Burgess 99, p. 79
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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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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 by… Read More
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Catch-22

by Joseph Heller

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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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Catch-22

by Heller, Joseph

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Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket
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New York: 101 Productions. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding has traces of fading on edges and a small area on the spine top. No internal markings. Dustjacket has moderate edgewear which includes small tears and light crease lines. There are two small chips out at the head and tail of the spine. Spine shows some soiling / darkening. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 443 pages .
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CATCH-22

by HELLER, JOSEPH

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NEW YORK: SIMON & SCHUSTER Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). FIRST. A VERY GOOD FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTINING IN DUST JACKET. with handwritten letter on his personal stationary.
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CATCH-22.

by Heller, Joseph.

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Used - Very Good+ with no dust jacket
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First Edition; First Printing
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New York: Simon and Schuster.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. ADVANCE READING COPY. Very good+ or better copy in white printed wrappers. (Faintly discernible damping at bottom fore edge running through most the book. Not at all messy. Trace of toning at unprinted spine and front cover. Mild crease at bottom edge of rear cover. ) Uncommon advance issue of the author's acclaimed FIRST book. ; 5 1/2" X 8 1/4" .
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