THE FORBIDDEN GARDEN. Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Bell (signed as Bell and "John Taine") to Mrs. A. G. Archer dated 22 October 1955 on half title page. Includes Bell's three-quarter page "bibliographical note" which states that the story was written in 1929 and "was suggested by H, J. Muller's genetic experiments with x-rays on drosophila." In 333. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips. Signed or inscribed trade copies of Bell's SF books are uncommon, and this is quite a nice example. (#110787).
First edition so stated on copyright page.