VERMILION SANDS. Ballard.

VERMILION SANDS. London: Jonathan Cape, [1973]. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. "Collection of stories first published in magazines between 1956 and 1970 "about a decaying artists' colony in the near future, set against surrealistic desert landscapes. With their motifs of singing flowers and statues, living clothes, cloud-sculpting and psychotropic houses, the tale are not conventionally linked, and have differing characters. All marvelously original, with unforgettable imagery. One of Ballard's most brilliant books ..." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 401. This edition adds "The Singing Statues." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-69. Publisher's review slip laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely copy of a remarkably elusive book. (#162991).

Price: $1,500.00

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"FIRST PUBLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN 1973" on copyright page.