First Edition Points and Criteria for Humboldt's Gift

Year Published: 1975
Author Last Name: Bellow
Author First Name: Saul
Publisher: Viking
Original Price: $10.00
Pages: 487

The first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner was published by Viking in 1975. It was 487 pages long, and the original retail price was $10.00. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: States on the copyright page "First published in 1975 by the Viking Press, Inc." No other printings stated.

Humboldt's Gift won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Picture of the 1975 first edition dust jacket for Humboldt's Gift.
Picture of the 1975 first edition dust jacket for Humboldt's Gift.

Identification picture of Humboldt's Gift.

Identification picture of Humboldt's Gift.

Identification picture of Humboldt's Gift.

Identification picture of Humboldt's Gift.

Identification picture of Humboldt's Gift.

Identification picture of Humboldt's Gift.

Some copies of the first edition have a special tipped in page that was signed by the
Some copies of the first edition have a special tipped in page that was signed by the author.

This is the front wrap of the Advance Reading Copy of Humboldt's Gift
This is the front wrap of the Advance Reading Copy of Humboldt's Gift

This is the back of the Advance Reading Copy of Humboldt's Gift
This is the back of the Advance Reading Copy of Humboldt's Gift



Other first edition points for books by Saul Bellow include: Mr. Sammler's Planet, Herzog, The Adventures of Augie March.

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