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    Philip K. Dick. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. First edition, review copy. Signed by the author on title-page. Octavo (8.25 x 5.5 inches, 210 x 140 mm.). [4], 220 pages. Publisher's light brown paper-covered boards, spine lettered in black; fore-edge untrimmed, others trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. A bit of very mild wear at spine ends and lower corners; small crease at bottom of backstrip. Top edge just a touch dusty, with one tiny brown speck. Upper corner of half-title leaf slightly rumpled; some untrimmed page edges just a touch rippled. Jacket lightly yellowed; two tiny spots of color loss at rear joint; a bit of very minimal wear at flap folds. Verso faintly rubbed at front panel. Very nearly fine. Dick's semi-autobiographical novel of drug abuse, set in a futuristic 1994 California. With typewritten red Doubleday review slip laid in. Adapted for film in 2006 by Richard Linklater, starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson, and Winona Ryder. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder (1987), 4-177 ("An affectively powerful novel"); Currey, p. 158.
    Estimate: $2,500 and up

    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.

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    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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