Item #22319 VALIS and COSMOGONY AND COSMOLOGY. Philip K. Dick.


[Worcester Park, Surrey]: Kerosina Books, 1987. Octavo, red cloth with quarter black leather spine panel, spine and side stamped in gold, marbled endpapers. First hardcover edition. 1801 copies printed of which this is copy "R" of 26 lettered copies signed by author of the afterword Kim Stanley Robinson and with a Philip K. Dick signature clipped from a check pasted onto an inserted leaf preceding the limitation leaf. The author's first book of the Valis trilogy, a personal novel, "...the finest book of Dick's last years, VALIS (written 1978; 1981), a fragile but deeply valiant self-analysis – the two protagonists of the novel, a man who is mad and a man who is not, are clearly meant to comprise a double portrait of the author himself – conducted within the framework of a longing search for the structure of meaning, the Vast Active Living Intelligence System." - SFE online. Also included is COSMOGONY AND COSMOLOGY with an introduction by Paul Williams. This a publication of an integral section of the Dick's EXEGESIS concerning his religious epiphany. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-337. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. Enclosed in a cloth slipcase with a copy of the hardbound issue (copy R) of Dick's COSMOGONY AND COSMOLOGY. (22319). Item #22319

Price: $2,000.00

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