BALLARD, J.G. The Unlimited Dream Company. London: Jonathan Cape, 1979.
8vo., original green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine; unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Bill Botten; upper edge green; pp. 223, [i]; a fine copy in fine jacket; only very slight creasing to the spine ends.
First edition, signed by the author to the title page: "To Tony and Jackie, J. G. Ballard".
Ballard's surreal masterpiece revolves around a lonely young man who steals a plane and crash lands into the river in Shepperton, Surrey. Assisted in his escape from justice by the local townsfolk, he develops strange supernatural powers; flying as a condor, swimming as a whale, running as a deer, and much stranger besides. The book won the British Science Fiction Association Award in 1980.