MEETING IN INFINITY: ALLEGORIES & EXTRAPOLATIONS. [Sauk City, Wisconsin]: Arkham House, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation with a warm inscription by Kessel to influential F&SF critic, editor and publisher David G. Hartwell on the half title page: "For David --- / Relentlessly literate, / another brother of the secret / doctorhood, wit, bon vivant, / terrible singer with panache, / and rometimes he even is / right ... / With affection, / John / 20 Nov 194." 3547 copies printed. The author's first collection of short fiction. Introduction and fourteen stories including "Another Orphan," winner of the 1983 Nebula award. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-228. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-593. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with tiny nick at upper spine end and a short rub along rear flap fold. (#154961).
First edition so stated on copyright page.