The Brightfount Diaries (from the author's own library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Both free endpapers part browned, else a fine copy in a VG+ (bright pink, pictorial) dustjacket with browning along both flap folds and a little edge wear.


The author's first book, a mainstream novel of the author's experience working in bookshops in Oxford after WW2, with illustrations by Pearl Falconer. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label pasted in, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''.

''he served from 1943 through World War Two in the Royal Corps of Signals in India, Burma and Sumatra, being demobilized in 1947; these four years provided him with background material throughout his career, and are specifically recreated in the non-fantastic Horatio Stubbs sequence. He then worked as an assistant in Oxford bookshops, an experience he transformed into a series of fictionalized sketches about bookselling as by ''Peter Pica'' in the trade magazine The Bookseller; these were later assembled as his first book, THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES (1955). At about the same time, he began to write fiction, most of it sf or fantasy, remaining over the next 60 years or more a dominant figure in British and world sf'' (John Clute & David Pringle/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Brightfount Diaries (from the author's own library).

Author Name: Aldiss, Brian W.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 1955.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Both free endpapers part browned, else a fine copy in a VG+ (bright pink, pictorial) dustjacket with browning along both flap folds and a little edge wear.

Seller ID: 08529