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    Robert Heinlein. Space Cadet. New York: 1948. First edition.

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    Robert Heinlein. Space Cadet. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition, first printing with "A" and publisher's seal on copyright page. Octavo. [10], 242, [4, blank] pages. In-text illustrations by Clifford N. Geary. Publisher's full blue cloth, spine lettered in teal with teal astronaut ornament at front; fore-edge untrimmed, others trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Spine slightly skewed; spine ends just a bit worn and pressed, backstrip dulled a shade; mild rubbing with some specks of soiling to boards; trace of shelf wear to bottom edges; top corners just a bit tapped and worn. Expected minor yellowing to text block edges; tiny amount of foxing and brown staining to bottom. Mininal discoloration at endpapers from binder's glue. A bit of wear with a few tiny nicks at spine and flap fold ends of jacket, spine panel dulled just a touch with rubbing at joints; rubbing at front and rear panels wtih single short tear (less than .5") from bottom edge of rear panel; some soft creasing at flap folds; a bit of tanning and creasing at top edges of flaps. Mild, uneven toning at verso with some light rubbing and a few tiny spot-stains at spine panel. Near fine. Currey, p. 234. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.


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