THE JEWEL-HINGED JAW: NOTES ON THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE FICTION. Elizabethtown, New York: Dragon Press, 1977. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-326, cloth. First edition. Copy "A" of four lettered copies signed by Delany and by artist Richard Powers who drew the title page vignette. These copies were reserved for the author, the artist and the publishers (this was David Hartwell's copy). Collects thirteen essays on critical theory, writing SF, and SF authors. Latter section includes studies of Thomas M. Disch and Roger Zelazny, Joanna Russ, Disch again (an analysis of the structure of the dream scene in Camp Concentration), and an extended study of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 8-48. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#157497).
First edition so stated on copyright page.