First Edition Points and Criteria for Herzog

Year Published: 1964
Author Last Name: Bellow
Author First Name: Saul
Publisher: Viking
Original Price: $5.75
Pages: 341

"First published in 1964 by The Viking Press, Inc." is stated on the copyright page with no references to subsequent printings. Copyright page also has Library of Congress catalog card number, the name of the printer (H. Wolf Book Manufacturing Co, Inc.), and a line that says "M B G".

The dust jacket carries a price of $5.75. The bottom front flap says "THE VIKING PRESS * NEW YORK" and "Jacket design by Mel Williamson". The bottom back flap has the Viking Press logo, followed by the Viking Press address (three lines).

Note: The first issue has the first letter of each chapter "gray" because of poor printing. There are apparently two varieties where one is printed slightly darker than the other.

Herzog won the National Book Award. This book is also one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels. Other Time 100 Novels include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Confessions of Nat Turner

Picture of the 1964 first edition dust jacket for Herzog.
Picture of the 1964 first edition dust jacket for Herzog.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Herzog.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Herzog.

Picture of dust jacket where original $5.75 price is found for Herzog.
Picture of dust jacket where original $5.75 price is found for Herzog.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Herzog.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Herzog.

Picture of the first edition Viking boards for Herzog.
Picture of the first edition Viking boards for Herzog.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Herzog.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Herzog.

Identification picture of Herzog.



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

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