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1 Lafferty, R. A.East Of Laughter (signed/slipcased). 04616
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered copies signed by the author and Gene Wolfe. The slipcased edition also contains an additional short story The Story Of Little Briar-Rose by Lafferty and a 13-page afterword, ''Scribbling Giant'', by Gene Wolfe, neither of which is available in the trade edition.

''there have always been the Twenty One Pillars of Rectitude who sustain the World; Seven Saints to insure the sanity of the World; Seven Technicians to insure it's correct mechanical working; and Seven Scribbling Giants to write it's scenarios and histories. The Saints and Technicians were always in plentiful supply. But not the Scribbling Giants. So when Atrox Fabulinus, the greatest of the Scribbling Giants, was most foully murdered with his own nine-foot goose feather quill, the World staggered with the collapse of it's most sustaining pillar.''


Fine copy in dustjacket and slipcase (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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2 Lafferty, R. A.East Of Laughter. 04437
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''there have always been the Twenty One Pillars of Rectitude who sustain the World; Seven Saints to insure the sanity of the World; Seven Technicians to insure it's correct mechanical working; and Seven Scribbling Giants to write it's scenarios and histories. The Saints and Technicians were always in plentiful supply. But not the Scribbling Giants. So when Atrox Fabulinus, the greatest of the Scribbling Giants, was most foully murdered with his own nine-foot goose feather quill, the World staggered with the collapse of it's most sustaining pillar''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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3 Lafferty, R. A.Past Master. 23175
Rapp and Whiting: London. 1968.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's first book, published earlier the same year as an Ace paperback original 1968 Nebula and 1969 Hugo nominee. Very uncommon UK hardcover.

''his first three novels, PAST MASTER (1968), The Reefs of Earth (1968) and Space Chantey (1968), all appeared within a few months of one another, causing some stir. Pre-publication praise for Past Master (accolades from New-Wave writers Samuel R. Delany, Roger Zelazny and Harlan Ellison) demonstrated the impact his work was beginning to have, and, though it can be said that the US New Wave amounted more to an iconoclastic tone of voice than a programme, its generally sardonic air proved bracing to such mature writers as Lafferty, whose entry at age 45 into the field seemed to betoken its growing maturity'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF). ''in a world where wealth and comfort were free to everyone, why did so many desert paradise for he slums? Why were so many people choosing lives of bone crushing work, squalor and disease?'' ''as with everything the man writes, the wind of imagination blows strongly, with the happy difference that in a novel he can reach full gale-force...this is a great galloping madman of a novel, drenched in sound and color.'' (Harlan Ellison).


VG+ copy in a VG+ dustjacket.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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4 Lafferty, R. A.Serpent's Egg (signed/limited edition). 02567
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Note: this edition includes an extra story Gray Ghost; A Reminiscence, by Lafferty, not present in the trade edition. There was no slipcase issued with this book.

''it was the End of Summer of the year 2035. The Global Village that was the World was ruled by a Kangaroo Court of Compassionate Aldermen who ordered assassinations when it was deemed to be for the common good. As a sign of their openness, they were always experimenting to find new ways of looking at the World. Most of these experiments would fail; some of them would succeed to an extent; and others would succeed only to well, and so would have to be crushed in the shell for the good of the World.''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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5 Lafferty, R. A.Serpent's Egg. 02569
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel. 750 copies printed.

''there have always been the Twenty One Pillars of Rectitude who sustain the World; Seven Saints to insure the sanity of the World; Seven Technicians to insure it's correct mechanical working; and Seven Scribbling Giants to write it's scenarios and histories. The Saints and Technicians were always in plentiful supply. But not the Scribbling Giants. So when Atrox Fabulinus, the greatest of the Scribbling Giants, was most foully murdered with his own nine-foot goose feather quill, the World staggered with the collapse of it's most sustaining pillar.''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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6 Lafferty, R. A.The Devil Is Dead. 07829
Dennis Dobson: London. 1978.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, first published as an Avon paperback original in 1971, followed by a Gregg Press hardcover in 1977. Uncommon UK hardcover.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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7 Lafferty, R. A.Through Elegant Eyes: Stories Of Austro And The Men Who Know Everything (signed & numbered by the author). 00072
Corroboree Press: Minneapolis. 1983.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects fifteen stories: illustrated in b/w, but also with tipped-in colour plates by artist Joe Staton. LIMITED EDITION: 1000 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author.

Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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