A Scanner Darkly

DICK, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly.

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DICK, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1977.

8vo. Original blue cloth titled in silver to spine, with purple dust wrapper styled in orange and white; pp. [iv], 220; an excellent copy with only a little fading to the dust wrapper spine.
First UK edition of one of Dick's most well-known works, a dystopian study on drug culture and abuse. The book was extensively co-written and edited by Tessa Dick, his wife at the time, and Dick drew up a contract ceding half the rights and royalties from the novel to her as a result. The name refers to the biblical expression "through a glass darkly" [1 Corinthians 13:12]. A film starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder was released in 2006, which should give you an idea of what to expect.

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