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BALLARD, J. G.

Vermilion Sands.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1973 Stock Code: 147572
£1,750.00
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Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, signed by the author on the title page, rare thus. This collection of nine short stories was originally intended to be published on 15 November 1973 (this date appears on the dust jacket rear flap), but this was later postponed to 29 November, as noted in a manuscript annotation to the dust jacket front panel ("Proof only Publication 29.11.73").

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Description

Octavo. Original dark pink and white wrappers, spine and covers lettered in black. With dust jacket, with manuscript annotation to front panel.

Condition

A fine copy, contents clean and free from marks, in the near-fine dust jacket, small crease to head of spine, else sharp and bright.

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