New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first state with printer listed as Vail-Ballou, orange topstain in first issue dust jacket, priced at $4.50 with Steinbeck ad on rear flap, no reviews on back panel. 536pp. Grey and black cloth with orange lettering. Near Fine with sturdy, straight binding and clean cloth, tiny fore edge ding, small marginal stain on a handful of pages. In Very Good dust jacket, chipped at head and tail, spine slightly sunned, a bit rubbed, two small pieces of tape on verso. A nice copy of the first of Bellow's National Book Award-winning novel. (Inventory #: 170202002)
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