"We don't want to conquer the cosmos, we simply want to extend the boundaries of Earth to the frontiers of the cosmos." First Edition in English of Stanislaw Lem's Solaris; Signed by Him

  • Solaris.


Item Number: 24032

New York: Walker and Company, 1970.

First American edition and first English language edition, preceding the British edition by one year. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Stanislaw Lem on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lena Fong Hor. Jacket illustration by Jack Gaughan. Translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example, uncommon in this condition and signed.

Originally published in Poland in 1961, Solaris has been translated into 41 languages and and sold over 15 million copies. Solaris has been adapted into a feature film twice, most recently in 2002, directed by Steven Soderbergh starring George Clooney. “A novel that makes you reevaluate the nature of intelligence itself" (Anne McCaffrey).