DAWN OF FLAME AND OTHER STORIES. [Jamaica, N.Y. Printed by Rupert Printing Service, 1936.]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-313 [314-315: blank] [316: colophon], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of Weinbaum), original black fabrikoid, front panel stamped in gold, all edges stained red. First edition. The author's posthumous first book. This memorial volume collecting seven short stories and novelettes by Weinbaum, including the first book appearance of his classic "A Martian Odyssey," was prepared by the Milwaukee Fictioneers, an informal fan group of which Weinbaum was a member. 500 copies were printed, but only 250 were bound. Five of the bound copies have an introduction by Raymond A. Palmer, the remainder (including this one) have one by Lawrence Keating. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-66; (1981) 2-114; (1987) 2-125; (1995) 2-135; and (2004) II-1221. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 224. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1353-56. Bleiler (1978), p. 204. Reginald 14956. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. A seminal volume in the history of the SF specialty press. A stunning "like new" copy," and scarce thus. (#149050).
First edition so stated on copyright page.