A FUNERAL FOR THE EYES OF FIRE. Michael Bishop.

A FUNERAL FOR THE EYES OF FIRE. [Worcester Park, Surrey]: Kerosina Books, 1989. Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. 1026 copies printed of which this is one of 750 trade copies. A presentation copy inscribed by Bishop to his editor David G. Hartwell on the title page: "This book is for you, David, for / several reasons, the primary one being / that it would literally not have / existed had you not given me / the opportunity to do it. / Love, / Mike / here in Pine Mountain." Additionally signed in full by Bishop above the inscription. The author's first novel. Text follows revised version published as EYES OF FIRE by Pocket Books in 1980. The Kerosina edition adds new introduction by Bishop and an afterword, "Treading on the Sublime: A Funeral For the Eyes of Fire" by Ian Watson. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. An important association copy. (#163967).

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"First publication in Great Britain / First Hardcover edition" on copyright page. Colophon on copyright page reads: "This book has been limited to 1276 copies. 26 copies have been quarter-bound in leather and reserved for private distribution. 250 copies have been specially bound in cloth, signed and numbered by the author, and slipcased with a hardcover copy of Within the Walls of Tyre; these copies comprise the collector's edition."