Rare First Edition of Philip K. Dick's Classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; Signed by Him
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Dick, Philip K.
Item Number: 2780
New York: Doubleday and Company, 1968.
First edition of this cornerstone in science fiction. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip K. Dick on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Harry Sehring. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
Set in a post-apocalyptic near future, the novel follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is faced with retiring six escaped androids. At its core, the novel explores the essential issues of the meaning and destiny of humanity. "It is one of Dick’s most tantalizing explorations of the human capacity for empathy” (New York Times). “A key novel in Dick’s canon” (Anatomy of Wonder II-326). Nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award and basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford.