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THE DEMOLISHED MAN

by ALFRED BESTER

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Shasta Publishers, Chicago, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good to Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Copyright date is 1953. Quarter blue buckram with maroon boards, in dust jacket. First Edition. Winner of the 1953 Hugo award for best novel and runner-up for the 1954 International Fantasy Award.

A very good to nearly fine copy in a fair dust jacket. Spine in very good to fine condition. Front and back cover pristine except for a 1" line of black 'dottish' marks on the bottom of the back cover. Book appears unread and all inside pages are fresh and clean. Mildew staining on the top of the pages(only seen looking down at book). Dust jacket, a 1" vertical tear on the front and a small stain on the back. Top of the jacket in poor condition due to a black tape used to try to preserve the book. Original $3.00 price perfectly intact. Dust jacket itself still complete, vibrant in color and functional. Please see pictures. More pictures available upon request.

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Synopsis

The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester, is a science fiction novel that was the first Hugo Award winner in 1953. The story was first serialized in three parts, beginning with the January 1952 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction, followed by publication of the novel in 1953. The novel is dedicated to Galaxy's editor, H. L. Gold, who made suggestions during its writing. Bester's title was Demolition!, but Gold talked him out of it.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
THEDEMOLISHEDMAN-FEF-0001
Title
THE DEMOLISHED MAN
Author
ALFRED BESTER
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
FIRST
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
SHASTA
Place of Publication
CHICAGO
Date Published
1953
Keywords
SCIENCE FICTION, HUGO AWARD, ALFRED BESTER
Size
6.5"X9.5"

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buckram
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Mildew
Mildew is an all-too-common affliction that plagues books and erodes their collectibility, value and preservation. A fungus... [More]
First Edition
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Fair
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Poor
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jacket
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fine
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