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Herzog [Signed]. Saul BELLOW.
Herzog [Signed]
Herzog [Signed]

Herzog [Signed]

New York: Viking Press, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of Bellow's masterwork. 8vo: [8],341,[1]pp. Publisher's mottled blue cloth, spine stamped in silver, upper board titled in blind, top edge stained light blue; illustrated dust jacket priced $5.75. Signed by Bellow on first end sheet (as usual). Laid in is a First Edition Circle bookmark, from Kroch's & Brentano's in Chicago, announcing this copy as a "first edition autographed by the author." About Fine (lightly faded top edge) and probably unread; about Fine jacket (spine panel very lightly toned). A superlative example. Cronin & Hall 5. Time 100. NYT Books of the Century, pp. 231-33. Fine- / Fine-. Item #BB1340

The author's sixth novel, winner of the National Book Award. "Herzog is a massive intellectual accomplishment that has repeatedly been likened to Joyce’s Ulysses. It remains Bellow’s acknowledged masterwork . . . At its heart is Bellow’s profound shock at learning that his friend, Jack Ludwig, had cuckolded him. The last of their circle to know he had been deceived, Bellow lapsed into deep depression and produced Moses Herzog, an intensely self-justifying hero who, like himself, was tearful, cuckolded, and precipitated into intellectual and spiritual crisis by the failure of his marriage." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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