THE DYING EARTH. Jack Vance, John Holbrook Vance.


San Francisco, CA, Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1976. Octavo, illustrations by George Barr, illustrated cloth. First hardcover edition. One of 111 numbered copies signed by Vance and artist George Barr. Additionally inscribed by publisher Tim Underwood in the title page. "Little noticed at initial publication, this work launched a whole sub-genre of fictional futures in which magic replaces science..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-185. "...Vance was beginning to compose the kind of story that would eventually make him one of the two or three most deeply influential authors in the sf and fantasy genres after World War Two" - Malcolm J. Edwards and John Clute, SFE (online). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-345. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 70. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A1i. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 11. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1066. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 441-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 665-70. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 168-69. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (27185). Item #27185

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