Grimus. Salman RUSHDIE.

SIGNED by the Author!


London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1975. 20.3x13.5cm: 319pp. First British Edition, First Printing. This edition precedes the US edition. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Purple cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Black and purple dust jacket with white lettering. Hint of toning along board edges. Corners lightly bumped. A bit of dust soiling to top edge of text block. Smoothed out creases to upper corner affecting first ten leaves, otherwise internally clean and bright. Unclipped dust jacket with light wear to edges and two small closed tears along edges of rear panel. Some faint spotting to verso of dust jacket. Better than Very Good in a Better than Very Good dust jacket.

As Rushdie’s first published novel, Grimus was intended to be a work of fantasy, folktale, and science fiction, although some early critics argued that there is very little actual science fiction. The Los Angeles Times disagreed, writing “Grimus is one of those novels some people will say is too good to be science fiction, even though it contains other universes, dimensional doorways, alien creatures, and more than one madman… Grimus is science fiction in the best sense of the word. It is literate, it is fun, it is meaningful, and perhaps most important, it pushes the boundaries of the form outward.”.

Price: $275.00

Item #10249