Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Mr. Sammler's Planet. by  Saul BELLOW - Signed First Edition - 1970. - from Orpheus Books (SKU: 12073-1)

Mr. Sammler's Planet.

Click for full-size.

Mr. Sammler's Planet.

by BELLOW, Saul

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Edmonds, Washington
Item Price
Or just $625.00 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
$5.00 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: Viking, 1970. Signed by the author. First edition / First printing. Blue cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. Mr. Sammler's Planet was the Winner of the National Book Award. Saul Bellow was the Winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Literature.


Saul Bellow was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. Mr. Sammler’s Planet was the 1971 recipient of the National Book Awards. In this compelling reflection of life in New York City at the end of the 1960’s, Mr. Sammler is an aging Holocaust survivor who literally pulled himself out of a mass grave created when Nazi’s gunned victims down during an action. The novel follows a few days in the life of Sammler as he is living among his rich nephew’s family and his own daughter’s. Very sore of heart, he reflects on the degradations of city life and observes the sufferings of the human soul. An astute, moral and ultimately sublime novel, it is compelling and well-told.  


Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating <strong>the book as a work</strong>, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


Orpheus Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
Mr. Sammler's Planet.
Blue cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards.
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
First edition / First printing.
Place of Publication
New York:
Date Published
Bookseller catalogs

Terms of Sale

Orpheus Books

Check, Money Order, or Cashiers Check with order unless credit has been established. Credit cards are accepted through PayPal and the Biblio site. Books may be reserved by telephone (425-351-6959) or Email ( and will be held for 1 week pending payment in full. Note: When we state First Edition we are speaking of a First Printing. We strongly recommend that you call or Email to reserve books prior to sending payment via mail. Please telephone between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Pacific Time. Make Checks Payable To: Orpheus Books. Washington state residents must include 9.5% sales tax. International orders must be paid in U.S. currency and will be shipped at different rates. We ship via the U.S. postal service, FedEx and UPS unless other arrangements are made. If you select surface mail, it will be shipped via media rate. Oversize and heavy shipments will accrue additional charges. Returns may be made within 7 days of receipt and must be insured at full value and received in the same condition as when sent. Prior notice of return is appreciated.

About the Seller

Orpheus Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since 2004
Edmonds, Washington
Ask Seller a Question

About Orpheus Books

We specialize exclusively in First Edition/First Printing books. Our best books are rated very fine and we are most conservative in our grading. We take pride in maintaining a significant selection of fine books. Your trust is of great importance to us and everything we sell is guaranteed. Archival dust jacket covers are provided with all hardcover books.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]

This Book’s Categories