First Edition of Mr. Sammler's Planet; Inscribed by Saul Bellow To his Editor
Mr. Sammler’s Planet.
Item Number: 2042
New York: The Viking Press, 1970.
First edition of the author’s third and final National Book Award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his editor, Aaron Asher and his wife, preceding the publication, “To Linda and Aaron X-mas greetings from Saul December 24, 1969.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mel Williamsom. An exceptional association.
Saul Bellow is the only author to have received three National Book Awards, for The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, and Mr. Sammlers Planet, in addition to both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. The Sunday Times praised these achievements when it revered "Bellows oeuvre [as] both timeless and ruthlessly contemporary."