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Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. First printing code J 43 on page 246 with code #3552 on back flap. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. The true first edition, this is the first appearance for this Sturgeon collection of ten stories. One tiny, (2.0 cm in length) closed tear at bottom edge of front jacket panel, very minor wrinkling at top and bottom of edge jacket panel, with blank owner's bookplate fixed to front free endpaper, else near fine copy in a near fine jacket (not price-clipped). First hardcover edition collecting stories originally published in various magazines during the 1950's, including the excellent "The Golden Helix" published in Thrilling Wonder Strories (1954). Includes a two-page introduction and introductory notes for all the stories by Sturgeon. Two panel, classic SF jacket illustration by Tony Gleeson. Pringle (ed) The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, pg. 140. "Among the finest short story writers in America." Barron (ed) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) *4-446.