DIVIDE AND RULE. Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by de Camp. This copy is inscribed to well-known fan Bill Evans. Collects two short novels, "Divide and Rule" (UNKNOWN, April-May 1939) and "The Stolen Dormouse" (ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, April-May 1941). "The Stolen Dormouse" is set in a "future dystopia -- feudalism based on corporations." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 221. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-132. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-101. Page edges a bit dusty, touch of foxing to paste-downs, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing, foxing along edges of rear flap and little to rear panel, upper front flap and flap fold, and small chip from lower rear panel. The publisher's promotional leaflet for the book is laid in. (#125372).
First edition so stated on copyright page.