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    Brian Aldiss: Inscribed First Edition of Hothouse. (London: Faber and Faber, 1962), first edition, 253 pages, jacket design by Oscar Mellor, light red cloth with gilt titles, 12mo (5" x 7.5"), clever inscription by Aldiss on the ffep, which reads, "Dear old Thom - How can I fill all this lovely page [large question mark running almost the length of the page] All regards Brian / Pelham 20.iv.63". Fore-edge lightly foxed, else fine in a fine unclipped jacket with light foxing to rear panel. Number 34 on David Pringle's list of the 100 Best Science Fiction novels. Offered with:
    Richard Matthews Aldiss Unbound: The Science Fiction of Brian W. Aldiss. (San Bernardino: The Borgo Press, 1977), first edition (volume nine of the Milford Series of Popular Writers of Today), 64 pages, institutionally bound in brown patterned boards with gilt titles, 8vo (5.5" x 8.25"), about fine condition. From the Ventura Collection.

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