THE SKYLARK OF SPACE. Edward E. Smith, Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby.


[Providence, RI: The Buffalo Book Company, 1946]. Octavo, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Warm signed inscription by Smith to active fan Theodore Engel on the front free end paper, dated at the Philadelphia [World] SF Convention of 1953 (Philcon II). "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. Lower right front corner bumped, a nearly fine copy in a good to very good dust jacket, tape reinforcement to spine ends and corners at the verso, spine panel age darkened, small fade strip along upper front edge. Uncommon signed. (25441). Item #25441

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