The Airs of Earth Signed Association by Brian W Aldiss 1st / 1st 1963
First UK and first impression published by Faber & Faber in 1963. This is a very near fine copy. The dust wrapper is complete with no tears or chips. There is minor edgewear along the bottom front panel. The wrapper is not price clipped. The book is very clean with no marks or foxing. The edges and corners are not bumped. overall its a near fine copy.
On the front free end paper is a lengthy inscription from Brian Aldiss to New Worlds editor Ted (John) Carnell. The inscription reads "Oxford, 2.ix.63, Dear Old Ted, remembered in my prayers, Most VIP of any EJC - Despite this praise, don't give yourself Airs of Earth, but have this one on me! To Terrestrial Ted all regards from unearthly Aldiss." Aldiss has also decorated the inscription with an illustration of stars, galaxies and a bird. An excellent association and a wonderful inscription to a colleague who was instrumental in starting Aldiss's career along with other authors including J.G. Ballard and Michael Moorcock.