WITHOUT SORCERY. [Philadelphia]: Prime Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. According to Prime Press partner Oswald Train, 100 copies of this limited issue signed by Sturgeon and artist L. Robert Tschirky were produced. This is one of the twelve publisher's copies which were signed by Sturgeon and Tschirky on the front free endpaper but have no handwritten statement of limitation. Sturgeon's first book, preceded by a promotional pamphlet printing "It," one of the thirteen stories included in this collection of short fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1102. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-148. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-192. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1558. A fine copy with gatherings unopened in the publisher's unprinted mylar dust jacket and fine paper box. A stunning, as new copy. (#110614).
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