First edition, first printing of the author’s first book. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Saul Bellow, sported by the author”.
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Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and small design to upper board in brown, top edge dyed brown. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges toned, edges a little dulled, top corner bumped, spot to upper board, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with chips and nicks along the edges, a few closed tears, tanned spine panel, and a spot to the upper panel corresponding with that on the board.