JOYLEG. Avram Davidson, Ward Moore.

JOYLEG. New York: Pyramid Books, [1962]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pyramid Books F805. "Moore's only collaboration, JOYLEG (March-April 1962 FANTASTIC; 1962) with Avram Davidson, returns to a nostalgic view of the USA, this time to comic effect, through the story of the eponymous immortal living deep in the Appalachians, who is tracked down by bureaucrats because he claims to remain entitled to his Revolutionary War pension. His discoverers learn that a special brew keeps him young, from which point in the novel complications due to government pettifoggery (a favored target in American SF) become tedious." - John Clute and Peter Nicholls, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-301. Cover by Emsh. A fine, unread copy. (#142376).

Price: $25.00

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Printing identification statement for this book:
"First printing, December 1962" on copyright page.