CONFESSIONS OF A CRAP ARTIST. New York: Entwhistle Books, 1975. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Of 1000 copies printed, this is one of 500 unsigned paperbound copies. In Dick's opinion, this novel was "easily the best of all his mainstream efforts." Written in 1959 in the midst of Dick's "exceedingly ambitious -- and totally unsuccessful -- attempt to break into the mainstream-novel market ... Graceful, wry, vulnerable, pessimistic and wise, they are novels less good only than the best of PKD's intense prime, which began immediately [with TIME OUT OF JOINT]." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 328. A fine copy. (#1841).