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BALLARD, J. G.

BALLARD, J. G.

Rare books by J. G. Ballard, including first editions, signed first edition, and copies in fine bindings of The Drowned World, Crash, and Empire of the Sun. 

J G Ballard (1930-2009) was a popular English Science Fiction writer who wrote across several mediums including novels, short stories and essays.
While Empire of the Sun is perhaps his most commercially accessible novel, many of his works use an unusual narrative and explore thematically curious ideas within the New Wave movement.

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  1. 127482comp
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 127482

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  2. 127480comp
    First edition, first printing, of Ballard's first collection of short stories. Signed by the author to the title page. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 127480

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  3. The Drought.
    First edition, first impression. A chilling story of a global drought that has left mankind in a life-or-death search for swiftly vanishing water supplies. Violence erupts as the world's population struggles for survival, reducing them to their basest nature. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 91673

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  4. 91688
    First edition, first impression in book form. The Crystal World is a considerably expanded version of "Equinox", a two-part serial which appeared in the magazine New Worlds in 1964. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 91688

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  5. 94134
    First edition, first impression, in book form. The Crystal World is a considerably expanded version of "Equinox", a two-part serial which appeared in the magazine New Worlds in 1964. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 94134

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  6. 128728
    First edition, first impression. Doubleday planned a US edition under the same title in the same year, but Nelson Doubleday, Jr. cancelled the publication, fearing legal action from celebrities depicted in the book. The print run was "destroyed immediately prior to distribution" (Pringle). Consequently the first US edition... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 128728

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  7. 120110comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To John, J. G. Ballard", together with an original signed watercolour drawing by the dust jacket illustrator Bill Botten on the front free endpaper. Crash was the first of the six dust jackets Botten designed for Ballard's works; the drawing echoes... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 120110

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  8. 110108
    First edition thus, first printing. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 110108

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  9. 61897
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the previous year. Learn More
    £25

    Stock Code: 61897

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