New York : The Viking Press, 1964.
First edition of the author’s second of three National Book Award winning novels, which was and remains an unprecedented literary accomplishment. Octavo, original blue cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to his editor on the front free endpaper, “For Aaron and Linda, affectionately, Saul.” The recipient was Bellow’s editor Aaron Asher and his wife Linda. Asher also edited Philip Roth, Arthur Miller and many others. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine. Jacket design by Mel Williamson. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A significant association.
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