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    Alfred Bester: Signed First Edition of The Demolished Man. (Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953), first edition, signed by the author on the ffep, jacket design by Martin Herbstman, 250 pages, blue cloth spine, red boards with gilt titles, 8vo (5.75" x 8.25"), fine in fine unclipped jacket. This is one of a few "subscriber's copies" that were signed by the author upon publication. Bester's book, his first novel, was winner of the 1953 Hugo award (the first book to receive this prestigious award) and runner-up for the 1954 International Fantasy Award. A beautiful copy. Number 7 on David Pringle's list of 100 Best Science Fiction novels. From the Ventura Collection.

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    April, 2007
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