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Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness (Signed, True First Printing) Ace 47800 / Le Guin, Ursula K. NY: Ace Publishing Co. Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued. 1969. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Signed by Le Guin on the title page. This is the "true first printing," preceding the hardcover edition by 6 months. 4 creases to the spine. ; 7"; 286 pages; Signed by Author. A true collector's item -- most listed "first editions" (Walker) are not the first publication of the novel. This is the FIRST edition of the book appearing in print. From Le Guin regarding the publication of the book: "Up until 1968 I had no literary agent, submitting all my work myself. I sent The Left Hand of Darkness to Terry Carr, a brilliant editor newly in charge of an upscale Ace paperback line. His (appropriately) androgynous name led me to address him as Dear Miss Carr. He held no grudge about that and bought the book. That startled me. But it gave me the courage to ask the agent Virginia Kidd, who had praised one of my earlier books, if she'd consider trying to place The Left Hand of Darkness as a hardcover. She snapped it up like a cat with a kibble and asked to represent me thenceforth. She also promptly sold the novel in that format."More photos available upon request.
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