Signed book: Bob Dylan: The Nobel Lecture. First edition, limited issue, numbered 10/100. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover with deluxe linen clamshell box, 5.25 x 7.25, 23 pages. Signed on the colophon in black felt tip by Bob Dylan. In very fine condition; unread and only opened to check the number and photograph. Accompanied by the publisher's certificate of authenticity, signed by Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp, and the original shipping box. The certificate notes: "Simon & Schuster, Inc. has designed and overseen the production of this special signed, limited edition of The Nobel Lecture by Bob Dylan, including a book-style linen box with a black tray insert that displays the signed edition book….Printed and bound in the United States of America, the edition has been signed on page (i) in black ink by Bob Dylan and individually numbered in black ink, this being number 10."
On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered an acceptance lecture that is now memorialized in this rare signed book. In The Nobel Lecture, Dylan reflects on his life and experience with literature, providing both a rare artistic statement and an intimate look at a uniquely American icon. From finding inspiration in the music of Buddy Holly and Leadbelly to the works of literature that helped shape his own approach to writing—The Odyssey, Moby-Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front.
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