IN PURSUIT OF VALIS: SELECTIONS FROM THE EXEGESIS. Novato, California, Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Underwood-Miller, 1991. Octavo, pp. [1-2: inserted limitation leaf] [i-vi] vii-xv xvi] xvii-xxxi [xxxii] xxxiii-xxxvi [xxxvii-xxxviii] 1-278 [279-282: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], quarter leather and marbled boards. First edition. Copy "O" of twenty-six lettered copies with signature of Philip K. Dick cut from a canceled check affixed to it. First publication of portions of Dick's major nonfiction work comprising more than 8000 pages written between 1974 and his death in 1982. These same "mystical experiences" became the central subject matter of his final novels: VALIS (1981), THE DIVINE INVASION (1981), and THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER (1982), termed collectively by Dick the "VALIS trilogy." Includes a preface by editor Lawrence Sutin, introduction by Jay Kinney, and afterword by Terence McKenna. A fine copy in slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#147852).
First edition so stated on copyright page.