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 copies with the publisher's holograph statement on front paste-down reading "The publisher certifies that / this is one of an edition /of eighty copies only. This / is copy # twenty-two. / The Prime Press." Sturgeon's first book, preceded by a promotional pamphlet printing "It," one of the thirteen stories in this collection of fiction, with introduction by Ray Bradbury. 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. Spine panel just a bit sunned, a fine copy publisher's paper slipcase (rubbed), lacking the fragile unprinted tissue wrapper. (#111952).
No statement of printing on copyright page.