GREY [GRAY] LENSMAN. Edward E. Smith.

GREY [GRAY] LENSMAN.

Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1951. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered and inscribed by Smith on an inserted plate. The fourth book of the Lensman series. Most of the Lensman series was published in Astounding, this novel as a four-part serial in 1939 with Campbell as editor. "The greatest of the early golden age space opera... [this novel] best of series." – Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-355. The cover by Hulbert Rogers is one of the classic Golden Age paintings. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1051. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87. In 333. Previous owner's signature and date to the upper front free end paper (matches the name on the limitation plate), a nearly fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with mild edge rubbing and light shelf wear to the head of the spine panel, a little rubbing to the spine panel. The jacket is bright. Item #17566

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