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    Robert A. Heinlein. Starman Jones. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1953]. First edition, with "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Octavo (8 x 5.5 inches, 203 x 139 mm.). xii, 305, [3, blank] pages. Full-page and in-text illustrations by Clifford Geary. Publisher's light grayish-green cloth, spine and front board decoratively stamped in dark green, spine lettered in dark green; all edges of the text block trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine ends very slightly pushed with a hint of wear; front board with a couple small, very faint blemishes along the bottom margin. Front endpapers with a manufacturing flaw in the bottom half of the front hinge causing a minor crimp. Jacket faintly tanned in the spine panel (visible in the lettering and on the verso) and along the edges of the folds; edges very lightly worn, mostly at the spine ends and fold edges with a tiny nick at the top of the front panel fold; a couple short, soft horizontal creases along the upper edge. A near fine copy with only trivial flaws. Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction ("A gripping 'juvenile' in this author's best vein"); Barron, Anatomy of Wonder (1987), 5-65; Currey p. 193.
    Estimate: $1,000 and up

    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.

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    August, 2019
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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