"YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER WE'RE ONLY MADE OUT OF DUST": FIRST EDITION OF PHILIP K. DICK'S THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH
DICK, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Doubleday, 1965. Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $4800.
First edition of Dick's Nebula Award-winning science fiction novel. The copy of esteemed scifi collector Ronald E. Graham with his bookplate.
"The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch more extremely than any previous Philip K. Dick book, inhabits the badlands within which the real and the ersatz interpenetrated: suppliers of a hallucinogenic drug which makes like tolerable for Martian colonists face opposition from the sinister Eldritch, whose own new drug (imaged in a language which recalls the Communion wafer) pre-empts reality entirely" (Clute & Nicholls, 329). Currey, 127. Bookplate (designed by Virgil Finlay) and shelf label of Ronald E. Graham, known for his outstanding collection of science fiction and particularly Philip K. Dick. His collection now resides in the rare book collection at the University of Sydney. Price sticker affixed over original price.
Book near-fine, with inner paper hinges expertly reinforced, very faint foxing to edges of text block and original cloth. Dust jacket extremely good, with slightest soiling and light wear mainly to extremities. A desirable copy with interesting provenance.