THE SPACE PIRATE. John Holbrook Vance, "Jack Vance."


[New York]: A Toby Press Book, [1953]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback original, digest size format. Space Opera set in the future in which Paddy Blackthorn, an "Earther," set out to steal the secret of the interstellar space drive from The Sons Of Langtry, genetically altered descendants of the drive's inventor. "A simple quest story centered around five gold rings or bracelets owned by the rulers of the Galaxy." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (), p. 138. Published later in a shorter version as "The Five Gold Bands." Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance A2. Age darkening to text block (as usual), light edge rubbing, penciled letter to front cover, a very good copy. (21670). Item #21670

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