STARS IN MY POCKET LIKE GRAINS OF SAND. Toronto, New York, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Octavo, light blue wrappers printed in black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Delany to David G. Hartwell on the title page: "To David / with love / and gratitude / from / Samuel R. Delany / New York '86." First book of a diptych of novels titled "Visible and Invisible Persons Distributed in Space." Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist, 1987. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-318. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 421. Mild fade and soiling to wrappers, a very good copy. (#157399).