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    Signed by Bester and Inscribed by Forry Ackerman

    Alfred Bester. The Demolished Man. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953.

    First edition. Signed by the author, and also inscribed and signed by Forrest J. "Forry" Ackerman on the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Martin Herbstman. Octavo. 250 pages.

    Original light blue cloth over brown boards with titles in gilt on the spine and white on the front board. In the original pictorial dust jacket. Minimal wear to book and jacket. Small pressure indentation to front panel and board. Tape stains on free endpapers. Residue from removed bookplate on front pastedown. Overall, a near fine copy signed by the author and inscribed and signed by the genre's biggest fan.

    The author's first book and the first recipient of the coveted Hugo Award for best novel in 1953. This copy is delightfully inscribed by Forry Ackerman, integrating Bester's original signature in his inscription, which reads, in full: "Good Better & Alfred Bester Wishes To Laurel Lee from Forry."

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