IT. [cover title reads: THIS IS "IT" ONLY ONE OF THE THIRTEEN GREAT STORIES IN THEODORE STURGEON'S NEW BOOK FROM THE PRIME PRESS -- WITHOUT SORCERY ...]. Philadelphia: The Prime Press, n.d. . Octavo, 29 sheets of proofing paper, printed on rectos only, self wrappers, stapled. First edition. The author's first book. A single story, one of Sturgeon's best, printed in advance of WITHOUT SORCERY, the collection in which it would appear. About fifty copies of the story were printed on proofing paper and distributed at the 1948 World Science Fiction Convention (Torcon) to promote the book. 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. Strip of foxing along top edge of recto of first leaf, small abrasion just below bottom staple, light dust soiling and tiny crease to verso of last leaf, a near fine copy. (#111331).
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