THE SKYLARK OF SPACE.
[Providence, RI: The Buffalo Book Company, 1946]. Octavo, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Signed inscription by Smith on the front free end paper. "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 fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a little shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips, slight loss to lower front corner tip, several small rub marks to upper rear panel, tiny chip to upper and lower rear panel near corners. Uncommon signed. (22190). Item #22190