BEFORE THE GOLDEN AGE: A SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY OF THE 1930S. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. Thick octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Asimov to influential F&SF critic, editor and publisher David G. Hartwell on the front free endpaper: "To David Hartwell / Too young to / be in this / Isaac Asimov / Easter Sunday / 1974." An important collection of fiction from SF pulps published between 1931 and early 1938 with twenty-six stories by Edmond Hamilton, Clifford D. Simak, Jack Williamson, Murray Leinster, Donald Wandrei, Stanley G. Weinbaum, and others arranged chronologically with autobiographical commentary and evaluation of the authors and their stories by Asimov. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-2. Publisher's review slip laid in. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at edges and hint of fading to spine panel. A nice association copy. (#154719).
First edition so stated on copyright page.