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. Mild spotting to top edge of text block, a fine copy in nearly fine first state dust jacket ("$2.50" printed price not clipped or overprinted) with a little rubbing to edges of spine folds and very mild dust soiling (much less than usual for this easily soiled jacket). A very attractive copy. (#136715).
First printing has "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page.