Dreadful Sanctuary (signed/limited)

By: Russell, Eric Frank

Price: £150.00

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SF novel, (first serialised in Astounding SF June - August 1948). First binding (Currey A) of dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gold. LIMITED EDITION: 350 numbered copies signed by the author on tipped-in limitation page. Inscribed by the author on the limitation page/''for Summer B. Myers, with cordiality, Eric Frank Russell''. This is no 112.

''his remaining novels were more earnest than his ironic short fiction, and have not perhaps worn as well. His old ''We're property'' theme was recycled to diminishing effect, while the books often featured almost wilfully incompatible story elements. DREADFUL SANCTUARY (June-August 1948 Astounding; rev 1951; rev 1963; further rev 1967) is an improbable quasi-Fortean sf tale - drawing on Fort's suggestion that Earth is an asylum for other worlds' lunatics - whose various versions include two markedly different endings; the plot regrettably smothers a more interesting sub-theme about human psychology'' (Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Dreadful Sanctuary (signed/limited)

Author Name: Russell, Eric Frank

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st binding state).

Publisher: Fantasy Press: PA.: 1951.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Page edges a little age-darkened, else a fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with wear along the rear bottom edge.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 20449