Uncorrected Proof of the First Edition of The Professor of Desire; Signed by Philip Roth

  • The Professor of Desire.
  • The Professor of Desire.

The Professor of Desire.


Item Number: 88049

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977.

Uncorrected proof of the first edition of Roth’s second book in a series portraying the life of the fictional professor David Kapesh. Quarto, original wrappers. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. With a photograph of Roth signed by him. In fine condition. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. An uncommon proof.

The Professor of Desire follows protagonist David Kepesh, who moves between a life of scholarship and carnal adventure. "A thoughtful...elegant novel.... A fine display of literary skills." (The New York Times Book Review).

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