Philip K. Dick: World of Chance. (London: Rich and Cowan, 1956), first edition, 160 pages, blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, 12mo (5" x 7.5"), trimmed dust jacket (in protective Mylar). This book was issued a year earlier in the United States as half of an Ace Double paperback under the title Solar Lottery, Dick's preferred title. In fact, besides the title change, World of Chance was issued with textual changes and edits unauthorized by the author, making this a rare and much sought-after edition of Dick's work. The copy presented here is in very good condition, with light soiling to the boards and edges, and a shelf-cocked spine, which also displays wear at the head and tail. The dust jacket has been horizontally cut at the top edge, so it no longer completely covers the boards. Otherwise, the dust jacket is very good. From the Ventura Collection.

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