THE STAR BEAST. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. "The youthful hero has an alien 'pet' called Lummox, and this creature turns out to be a great deal more important than anyone suspects. It becomes the cause of a diplomatic incident when a spacecraft arrives to reclaim its own. A wholly delightful novel for teenagers ... Funny and inventive: one of Heinlein's best books from his best period." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 343. Previous owner's name and date on upper corner of front free endpaper. Corners gently bumped, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with mild shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips, small closed tear at bottom edge of front panel, and some dust soiling to yellow background ink. (#111907).
First printing has "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page.