8vo, pp. 512; in brown cloth, embossed black to spine and upper board; front hinge split and spine coming away a little; spine and boards soiled with tears to head of joints; ink ownership inscription of Brian Aldiss to front free endpaper, with the note ‘From 23 Lincoln Rd East. Aug. 1936’ and some pencil page references.
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1001 Wonderful Things.
First edition. Aldiss’s page references mostly relate to prehistoric creatures including sabre-toothed tigers and dinosaurs.
Provenance: from the library of science fiction author Brian Aldiss (1925-2017).
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