"You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily": First Edition of A Canticle For Leibowitz; Inscribed By Walter Miller, Jr.

  • A Canticle For Leibowitz.
  • A Canticle For Leibowitz.

A Canticle For Leibowitz.


Item Number: 1996

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1959.

First edition of the author’s landmark novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Ben Best Regards Walter Miller Jr. 5-28-60.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books inscribed by Walter Miller Jr. are fairly uncommon, even more so in the year of publication.

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel, "A Canticle For Leibowitz" is considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction. "An extraordinary novel ... Prodigiously imaginative, richly comic, terrifyingly grim, profound both intellectually and morally, and, above all ... simply such a memorable story as to stay with the reader for years" (Chicago Tribune).

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