For Esmé–with Love & Squalor and Other Stories, J.D. Salinger
First U.K. edition, first printing of Salinger's second book and first short story collection, published in the U.S. as Nine Stories.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Binding is sturdy and square, a few light bumps to boards with a faint crease to spine. Foxing to fore-edge, preliminary pages and lightly scattered throughout the text. Jacket shows minor shelfwear with light soiling, foxing to back panel, protected in archival mylar. A nice copy of this uncommon title.