Lot 23 of 565:
Humboldt's Gift - 3 advance and review copies  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$132
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$200 - $300

Title:
Humboldt's Gift - three advance and review copies
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Place:
New York
Publisher:
The Viking Press
Date:
[1975]
Description:

3 volumes. Includes:

  • First Edition, Review Copy. Orange cloth and yellow boards, dust jacket. Laid in are the publisher's prospectus, review slip, and author photograph. Near fine.
  • Advance Reading Copy. Yellow wrappers printed in black. Laid in is publisher's advance reading copy slip. Light wear and some staining to wrappers, spotting to top edge; very good.
  • Unrevised Proofs. Yellow wrappers printed in black, publication date and price in ink on front wrapper. Some wear and staining to wrappers, spotting to top edge; very good.

Humboldt's Gift won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and contributed to Bellow's winning the Nobel Prize in Literature the same year. Three scarce editions.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Review copy near fine; advance copies very good.
 
Item number:
308744
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