ALEMBIC: A NOVEL. [Normal, IL]: Dalkey Archive Press, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first novel. ALEMBIC is "a British government office investigating the contemporary applications of the secrets of alchemy ... [The novel] is itself an alembic, a vessel that allows things to disintegrate and be transformed into new, refined substances. Set largely in the early 1980s, ALEMBIC ends in the early years of the twenty-first century as alchemy engineers a new world order of darkness and perfection, destruction and eternal life, concluding a novel of great originality and ill-boding." - jacket copy. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#139632).
First edition so stated on copyright page.