Six Typed Letters to John Baxter, signed.

Aldiss (Brian W.)

Six Typed Letters to John Baxter, signed.

Description: final letter with a long manuscript post-scriptum, some holograph corrections elsewhere, light stain at head of penultimate letter, and even lighter at foot of last, first letter split along central fold and sometime taped (not holding), pp. [2]; [2]; [1]; [2]; [3]; [4], various sizes and formats, all sometime folded and rather creased, good condition

Publication Details: May-October 1962

Notes: Aldiss writes to the young John Baxter - in his early twenties and still in his native Australia, just beginning to make a name for himself in the literary world. The correspondence begins, following a reference to Aldiss and Harrison starting up 'a little review [...] SF HORIZONS', with Aldiss's response to Baxter's criticism in New Worlds magazine of his story 'Basis for Negotiation', defending himself forthrightly on various points – including the representation of homosexuality therein; a month later, Baxter's reply has provided Aldiss with 'oodles of relish' with its further comments on...more

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Price: £175

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1962

Stock Number: 66741

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