Item #30722 THE SKYLARK OF SPACE. Edward E. Smith, Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby.
THE SKYLARK OF SPACE.
Signed

THE SKYLARK OF SPACE.

[Providence, RI: The Buffalo Book Company, 1946]. Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-303 [304: blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Wonderful association copy with a full page inscription signed by Smith to his friend and publisher, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach who published two more Skylark books and the Lensman series with his Fantasy Press imprint. "The archetypal pulp space opera, first published in AMAZING STORIES in 1928." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-114. "This was the story that revealed the potential of the galaxy as a vast playground for action-adventure fiction." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1053. 500 copies printed. Smith's first book, preceded by a pamphlet printing a convention speech. A touch of wear to the extremities, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with mild wear to the edges with some tiny losses, a closed tear and crease to lower front panel, a tiny closed tear to the lower rear panel and a touch of foxing to the rear panel. (30722). Item #30722

Price: $7,500.00