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

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Humboldt's Gift - three advance and review copies

Bellow, Saul

New York

The Viking Press



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

Review copy near fine; advance copies very good.

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