The Dean's December by Saul Bellow 1st / 1st 1982
A first edition and first print published by Secker & Warburg in London 1982. This copy is very good+. The dust jacket has worn along the edges with fading. There are a few small tears on the dust jacket corners. It has been price clipped. The text block does not have any marks but there is light browning and foxing. The pages are clean and free from previous owners ink. Overall, this copy is in a very good+ condition.
The Dean's December is set in Chicago and Bucharest. The book's main character, Albert Corde, a meditative academic who faces a crisis, accompanies his Romanian-born astrophysicist wife to her Communist-ruled native country, where they deal with the death of his mother-in-law