"Unexpected Intrusions Of Beauty. This Is What Life Is": First Edition Of The Authors Masterpiece; Inscribed To Fellow Professor And Founder Of The University Of Chicagos Committee On Social Thought
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. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to John Nef and his wife, “To John Nef and Mrs. Nef with very good wishes Saul Bellow.” The recipient, John Nef was a economic historian and founder of The University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, where Bellow was a faculty member for over 30 years. Fine in a bright fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mel Williamson. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An outstanding association.
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