THE METALLIC MUSE: A COLLECTION OF SCIENCE FICTION STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Inscribed and dated by Biggle on the front free endpaper. Collection of stories which all relate to the arts. Includes "The Tunesmith" in which "all art [is] in the form of commercials," and "Well of the Deep Wish," in which mankind has gone underground and "twenty-three hours a day [is spent] watching TV." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 265; 277. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with the white background of the jacket showing some dust soiling. (#127311).
First edition so stated on copyright page.