THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION: TRIPLANETARY, FIRST LENSMAN, GALACTIC PATROL, GRAY LENSMAN, SECOND STAGE LENSMEN, and CHILDREN OF THE LENS. Edward Smith, lmer.
THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION: TRIPLANETARY, FIRST LENSMAN, GALACTIC PATROL, GRAY LENSMAN, SECOND STAGE LENSMEN, and CHILDREN OF THE LENS.
THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION: TRIPLANETARY, FIRST LENSMAN, GALACTIC PATROL, GRAY LENSMAN, SECOND STAGE LENSMEN, and CHILDREN OF THE LENS.

THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION: TRIPLANETARY, FIRST LENSMAN, GALACTIC PATROL, GRAY LENSMAN, SECOND STAGE LENSMEN, and CHILDREN OF THE LENS.

Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, Inc., 1955. Octavo, six volumes, leather-backed cloth. Limited edition. One of 75 sets (number 25), each volume with inserted numbered limitation leaf signed by Smith. This first volume warmly inscribed to a long time friend. Collects the six-volume "Lensman" series comprising TRIPLANETARY, FIRST LENSMAN, GALACTIC PATROL, GRAY LENSMAN, SECOND STAGE LENSMEN, and CHILDREN OF THE LENS. "The greatest of the early golden age space opera." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-355. "The space opera to end all space operas, with humans and aliens arrayed (some on each side) in a cosmic war of Good and Evil ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-167. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87. A fine set. The original unprinted acetate dust jackets have a few minor chips and there is a closed tear at the upper front panel on volume three. The fragile cardboard box is not present. A lovely set. (18866). Item #18866

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