THE BIG TIME. Boston: Gregg Press, 1976. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition. Signed inscription by Leiber on the front free endpaper. Text offset from that of the 1961 Ace edition. "The so-called Snakes and Spiders are opposing factions in a time war, who recruit their troops from various periods of history. This story, which reads almost like a play, involves just one tiny piece of the action, but a vaster background is richly suggested." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 40. Winner of the 1958 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-650. Survey of Science Fiction Literature, pp. 218-22. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#126545).
"First printing, June 1976" on copyright page.