DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, by Philip K. Dick - 1968 [1st edition, DJ]


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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

by Philip K. Dick 

First edition.  Garden City, NY:  Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ under Mylar.

  • Gray cloth covers are mostly clean, with gilt on spine.  Boards show some bumping at head, a little edgewear.  Corners are bumped.  See photos. 
  • Spine has gilt text and is bright with crushed ends.  
  • Binding is strong. 
  • Pastedowns and feps have a little staining at front gutter.  See photos. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned, pages 113-146 show faint creasing at lower corner, tiny chip at lower page edge pages 149-156, 3/4" closed tear at lower edge pages 158-162.  See photos.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • DJ looks great behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • Close examination of DJ reveals light edgewear including bumps, rubbing, and/or tiny closed tears, chipping at spine ends, some staining to back.  See photos.  
  • PS2024.0313

210 pages. 5 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches

A very good copy of the first edition, in publisher's gray cloth covers and original dust jacket, of this foundational science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick (1928-1982).  Jacket design by Harry Sehring. 

Set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco in the near future, the novel follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is faced with retiring six escaped androids.  At its core, the novel explores the essential issues of the meaning and destiny of humanity.  Nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award and basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott.  Quite scarce.

Stated first edition. 

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