DANGEROUS VISIONS: 33 ORIGINAL STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A double presentation copy with undated inscription signed by Ellison to "Chris & Janet" on the front free endpaper and inscription signed by Ellison dated 24 September 1976 to "John" on the rear free endpaper. In addition, this copy is signed by nine of the contributors at the beginning of their stories: Robert Silverberg, Fredrick Pohl, Philip José Farmer, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, Theodore Sturgeon, R. A. Lafferty and Norman Spinrad. Original anthology collecting thirty-three fictions by Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, R. A. Lafferty, J. G. Ballard, and many others. Includes "Eutopia" by Poul Anderson, "Riders of the Purple Wage or the Great Gavage" by Philip Jose Farmer, and "The Happy Breed" by John T. Sladek. "The first big hardcover anthology of original SF stories ... A very influential book ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1335. "... these books [DANGEROUS VISIONS and AGAIN, DANGEROUS VISIONS] were striking for the general excellence of their contents and for the extensive, deeply personal annotations supplied by HE." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 378. Bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth lightly worn at edges, strip of light discoloration to paste-downs and free endpapers along gutter (interaction of paper and binder's glue endemic to these books), a few small scattered coffee stains, a very good copy in good dust jacket (priced $6.95 on the front flap) with wear along the top and bottom edges. A seminal 60s anthology. (#172765).
First edition so stated on copyright page.