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    Ursula K. LeGuin The Left Hand of Darkness Signed First Hardcover Edition. (New York: Walker and Company, 1969), first hardcover edition, 286 pages, gray boards with black lettering on spine, 8vo (5.75" x 8.5"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Signed "Ursula K. Leguin on the title page. "Winner of the 1969 Nebula and 1970 Hugo awards for Best Novel (over Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five), The Left Hand of Darkness is an early work of feminist science fiction. Pringle rates it #60 on his list of 100 Best Science Fiction Novels. The copy presented here is very good, and perhaps ex-library. Each board is stained at top and bottom from tape residue, which has also slightly discolored the dust jacket in the same points. It is also lightly shelf-cocked, and diplays minor corner and spine wear. The dust jacket has minor edge wear present, and a small tear of the rear flap. Altogether, these flaws do not detract from this excellent copy of one of LeGuin's certifiable masterpieces. From the Ventura Collection.

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