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Dick, Philip K.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep', US first edition in fine condition with an original signed letter mentioning the novel with rock solid provenance
Doubleday. Philip K. Dick (1968) ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep‘, US first edition, first printing, published by Doubleday. Together with an original letter which mentions the novel typed by Dick and signed by him with full signature. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity/ provenance from Sothebys. Also, the fifth volume of ‘The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick [1977 – 1979] where the letter was published on pp. 159-160. Condition of the book: a fine copy in a near fine dj. Clean throughout; no previous owner’s scribbles, no bookplates, no stamps. Boards are clean, no bumps. Page block edges clean with no foxing. The dj is not price clipped showing the USD 3.95 price as called for. The wrapper is unrestored and stunning. Minuscule traces of rubbing to the edges of the folds on the spine as shown. Otherwise flawless. A dream copy of one of the most iconic and best sci-fi titles published in the 20th c. which gained fame with the Ridley Scott ‘Blade Runner’ adaptation. The letter: original typed letter, dated March 17, 1978 addressed to John van der Does. In very good condition with folding creases to fit into the envelope and a few yellowish stains just off centre and bottom right edge, not affecting the signature. Included is the original mailing envelope. the letter and envelope are professionaly framed. The text in full: “Dear John Van Der Does, Your letter of February 10 reached me today. Yes, you are right; in a basic way I was influenced by Jarry in the years before writing DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELCTRIC SHEEP? My wife had been in France (before I met her) and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: First and Fine [Birmingham, United Kingdom]
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