The Demolished Man [1st Ed]


By Alfred Bester

Uncommon First Printing of Bester’s award-winning debut novel

In stock


  • First Printing [Shasta Publishers, Chicago, 1953]; 250pp; maroon papered boards over blue cloth, white titling to front, gilt to spine, navy block topstain, tape marks to outer boards & endpapers, a very good copy; in the good+ dustjacket, unclipped [$3.00], chipped & marked, taped inside to strengthen corners, red title faded on spine; a very good copy overall
  • Bester’s first book & inaugural winner of the Hugo Award
  • Jacket design by Martin Herbstman
  • Uncommon piece of golden-age SF literature