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1 Bellow, Saul Mr. Sammler's Planet
Viking Press 1970 0-670-33319-0 / 9780670333196 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Very Good+ in a Good+ dustjacket. Blue boards quarterbound in blue cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in black. Blue topstain and endpapers. Octavo. 313pps. There is mild bumping to the tips, a couple of very slight abrasions to the front pastedown (as if a sticker or a label had been removed), and a faint pencil erasure (of price) in the upper corner of the ffep. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a 2" (mostly closed) tear with attendant creases in the upper corner of the front panel; there are three or four other small tears. The original price is intact.

"...Mr. Artur Sammler, a survivor of the Holocaust, haunted by memories of his literal escape from the grave, is living out his days in New York City. An intellectual who once thrived on the great works of Western literature and philosophy, he now occasionally lectures at Columbia University. A 'registrar of madness,' he records the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. While the world anticipates the first lunar landing and visions of utopia vie with predictions of imminent apocalypse, Sammler finds himself intrigued by the possibilities of the future, and edges closer toward empathy with his fellow mortals..."

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Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Bellow, Saul The Adventures of Augie March
New York Viking 1953 First Edition Cloth 
Near Fine in a Good dust jacket. Bound in black and gray cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in orange. Orange topstain. Octavo. 536pps. First Printing. The book and jacket are First State: Vail-Ballou on the copyright page (along with topstain). The edges of the cloth and the closed page edges are slightly sundarkened. Otherwise clean, bright, square, and soundly bound. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has considerable edge-chipping, a long, closed tear at the bottom of the front panel, and the front flap-fold, dust-spotted, is half-detached from the front panel (secured now in said sleeve). The original price (4.50) is intact. A blurb for 'The Short Novels of John Steinbeck' is on the rear flap. A nice, collector's-quality copy of the author's third novel and winner of the National Book Award. Uncommon in the flawed, though first-state jacket.

"...Augie, the exuberant narrator-hero, is a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Depression. His mother, deserted by her husband, has taken in a tough old boarder, Grandma Lausch, who rules the family -- slow-witted Georgie, ambitious Simon, super-observant Augie -- like a benevolent despot. Augie's friends set out to make their fortunes in various ways, but he sees himself as chosen for a special destiny. A 'born recruit,' he makes himself available for a series of occupations, then proudly rejects each one as unworthy. Instead of allowing himself to be drafted, he takes matters into his own hands. The choices that he makes independently are -- to say the least -- eccentric. 'Life among the Machiavellians' is the subtitle Mr. Bellow privately chooses to describe the ups and downs of Augie's unsteady life. Augie's own oddity is reflected in the companions he encounters -- plungers, schemers, risk-takers, 'hole and corner' operators like the would-be tycoon Einhorn or the would-be siren Thea, who travels with an eagle trained to hunt small creatures."

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