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Miller Jr., Walter M
A Canticle for Leibowitz.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1960. First edition. Signed presentation copy. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Cloth spine and boards a bit rubbed. Jacket spine a bit toned and rubbed with very minor soiling. A near fine copy, with an exceedingly rare inscription by Miller. Miller notoriously avoided science fiction conventions and fans, rarely signing books or autographs. Perhaps the "J.D. Salinger of science fiction?" The few signed copies that do turn up are usually just signed and rarely as an association copy inscribed to a prominent person.This book won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1961. "…deservedly one of science fiction's classics. It is not only an extraordinary accomplishment…but for the ground that it broke as well." (Magill, Survey of Science Fiction Literature, pg. 292.)This rare presentation copy is inscribed by Miller on the front free endpaper to Sherry Gottlieb, owner of the renowned science fiction bookstore, A Change of Hobbit: "Daytona Beach / July 24, 1984 / For Sherry Gottleib / I ask good fortune and / happiness. / Walter Miller, Jr." Laid-in is a small typed postcard by Miller to Sherry Gottlieb, concerning the signing of the book and how he would not be able to insure it so if it gets lost in the mail he would not be taking responsibility for such loss. The Sherry Gottleib association adds greatly to the book's desirability.Sherry's store was the oldest and largest science fiction and fantasy bookshop in the world through the 1970's and 1980's. Centrally located in Los Angeles, it became a focal point for science fiction a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Fantasy Illustrated [United States]
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