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    Group of Six Science Fiction Classics. New York, Reading, and Providence: 1947-1977. Five first editions and one second. Some signed or inscribed.

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    Edward E. Smith, Ph. D.; in collaboration with Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby. The Skylark of Space. Providence, RI: Hadley Publishing Company, 1947. Second edition. [Together with:] Jack Williamson. Darker Than You Think. Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1948. First edition, limited to 4,000 copies, 500 of which are numbered and signed, this being number 127. Inscribed. [And:] John W. Campbell, Jr. The Black Star Passes. Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1953. First edition, limited to 3,000 copies, 500 of which are numbered and autographed, this being number 39. [And:] Frederic Brown. Martians, Go Home. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1955. First edition. [And:] Richard Matheson. I Am Legend. New York: Walker and Company, 1970. First hardcover edition. [And:] Frederik Pohl. Gateway. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977. First edition. Signed. Six volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. One volume with frontispiece and another with inserted plates on coated paper. Publisher's full cloth, various colors, all lettered at spine. All edges trimmed but for I Am Legend, which is stained turquoise at top edge and untrimmed at fore-edge. All in original illustrated dust jackets.

    Minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; top edges slightly dust-soiled; Martians binding a touch darkened and foxed. Normal age toning to edges of text blocks; one or two small instances of soiling or spot-staining; Martians edges foxed. Interiors generally clean and bright; some uneven toning at endpapers; one or two previous owner gift inscriptions. Paler jackets lightly toned, rubbed at exposed panels; occasional slight rumpling at spine and flap fold ends; very slight paper loss at edges of Martians and Skylark. About near fine to very nearly fine. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.



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