• Photograph of Saul Bellow by Famed Photographer Art Shay; Signed by Bellow and Shay

    Bellow, Saul; Art Shay.

    Saul Bellow Signed Photograph.

    Black and white silver gelatin print of novelist and Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow. The photograph measures 11 inches by 14 inches. Signed by Saul Bellow on the photograph. The photograph was taken by renowned photographer Art Shay in October 1976, the same day the author heard that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Shay is a former Time-Life staff reporter who became a full-time photojournalist in the early fifties. More than 25,000 of his photographs have since appeared in numerous publications, including Life, Time, the New York Times, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. His work has been much exhibited, critically acclaimed, and collected. He has won some twenty Art Director awards for distinguished photography, as well as commendation for Life magazine’s “Picture of the Year” in 1959. Signed and stamped by Shay on the verso. In fine condition. Matted and framed.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • First Edition of Henderson the Rain King; Inscribed by Saul Bellow to Fellow Writer Christopher Hitchens

    Bellow, Saul.

    Henderson the Rain King.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1959.

    First edition of Bellow’s fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow writer Christopher Hitchens, “For Christopher with good wishes Saul Bellow.” Hitchens wrote, “When I think of Bellow, I think not just of a man whose genius for the vernacular could seem to restate Athenian philosophy as if run through a Damon Runyon synthesizer, but of the author who came up with such graphic expressions for vulgarity and thuggery and stupidity—the debased currency of those too brutalized to have retained the capacity for wonder” (Christopher Hitchens). Hitchens signature on the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket painting by Bill Preston. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A remarkable association.

    Price: $7,800.00

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