New York: Viking Press, 1959. First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition, First State, of the author's fourth (and perhaps most loved) book and one of Modern Library's 100 Best Novels. 8vo; , 341pp. Publisher's beige quarter-bound linen, spine lettered in orange, silver, and black, orange cloth-covered boards titled in black, top edge stained yellow; pictorial dust jacket illustrated by Bill Preston and priced $4.50, with three blurbs about "Saul Bellow as a novelist" on back panel. Fine (probably unread), about Fine jacket, minutely rubbed to head of the spine panel. Cronin & Hall 4. Fine / Fine-. Item #BB0509
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