The first editions of Philip K.Dick's novels saw limited runs and Dick rarely attended signings. As a result, early and signed copies of Dick's books fetch top dollar on the rare book circuit. Guess which Dick novel sold for $6.5K?
AbeBooks has compiled a list of the most expensive Dick sales ever to grace the site. Note that these are only the books that sold - there are plenty of pricey books still up for grabs. You can still pick up a first edition of Dr. Bloodmoney if you have $1500 lying around.
Here's the 15 most expensive rare Dick novels AbeBooks ever sold. Note the darkly screwball autographs from Dick himself:
1.) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - $6,500
2.) Deus Irae - $4,470
3.) The Man in the High Castle - $2,000 ("To Terry - To whom I admit (which I've never admitted to anyone else) that the second umlaut is left off the word Gotterdammerung in TMITHC. With all good wishes. Philip K. Dick")
4.) A Scanner Darkly - $2000 ("Philip K. Dick / Dope will kill you")
5.) The Game-Players of Titan - $1500
6.) Valis - $1326
7.) Now Wait for Last Year - $1300 ("To two of the nicest people on God's screwed up world. - Philip K. Dick January 5, 1969")
8.) In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis - $1250
9.) Dr. Bloodmoney or, How We Got Along After The Bomb - $1200
10.) Ubik - $1200 ("I hope you did not become too depressed by Ubik. I now see a more hopeful world around us than I depicted herein. Thanks to the fine persons I have met so recently, and with so much pleasure- Philip K Dick")
11.) The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - $1137
12.) Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said - $1000
13. ) Solar Lottery - $1000
14.) Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick - $995
15.) Confessions of a Crap Artist - $912
More details on these particular books can be found at AbeBooks.