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    John W. Campbell, Jr. Two Copies of Who Goes There? Chicago: 1948 and 1951. First and second editions. One signed.

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    John W. Campbell, Jr. Who Goes There? Seven Tales of Science-Fiction. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First edition. Octavo. [8], 230, [2] pages. Publisher's full light blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Bottom end of spine just barely pushed; negligible wear to bottom edge; bottom corners bumped; speck or two of soiling to boards. Normal tanning from age at edges and interior of text block; tiny spot or two of soiling along each edge; faint offsetting from jacket flaps at pastedowns; offsetting from small piece of tape at rear free endpaper. Jacket tanned, particularly at exposed panels; light wear at spine ends, lighter still along joints, with tiny tear at rear joint fold; faint rubbing and soiling to front and rear panels; soft creasing at flap folds with tiny puncture mark at front flap fold and a couple of small nicks at rear fold ends. Mild, uneven tanning at verso. Near fine. The title novella formed the basis for the films The Thing From Another World (1951) and The Thing (1982 and 2011). Barron, Anatomy of Wonder (1987), 3-86 ("'Who Goes There?' is considered by many the best SF suspense story ever done"); Currey, p. 98. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.

    [Together with:] John W. Campbell, Jr. Who Goes There? Seven Tales of Science-Fiction. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1951. Second edition. Signed. Octavo. [8], 230, [2] pages. Publisher's full tan cloth, spine lettered in green; all edges trimmed, top edge stained green; in original illustrated dust jacket. Foot of spine a bit pushed, with mild wear at both ends; fair amount of insect damage along top and bottom board edges. Normal age yellowing to edges and interior of text block; top edge a bit dusty; single tiny spot-stain at bottom edge; discoloration from binder's glue at endpapers. Jacket virtually pristine, sunned just a shade at spine panel with a tiny amount of soft creasing at flap folds. Near fine book in a stunning, fine jacket. Published as a tie-in for the Howard Hawks film production, The Thing From Another World (1951). From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.



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