VENUS PLUS X. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1969. Octavo, printed cream wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first British (and first hardcover) edition. "An average American Joe awakes in a world inhabited by lovely, fluting-voiced hermaphrodites. He is suitably appalled -- at first. This utopian novel is a thoughtful speculation on the gender question." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 401.1961 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-364. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2370-72. Slight spine lean, a nearly fine copy. Enclosed in a very good proof dust jacket with small chip from upper spine end and two short closed tear at edges. A very scarce proof. (#110908).