STRANGE SEAS AND SHORES: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription to David G. Hartwell on the front paste-down: "For David Hartwell / with best wishes / Avram Davidson / Seattle, March 20 / 82." Additionally signed on the title page by Davidson. Seventeen SF and fantasy stories (mainly fantasy, and mainly from the 1960s), including some of this offbeat author's best, such as 'Take Wooden Indians' and 'The Sources of the Nile.' Witty, knotty, sometimes exasperating." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 355. "Damon Knight once suggested that Avram Davidson was. at his best, the finest short story writer in English since John Collier ... Davidson's best stories have been compared to Collier,Saki, Lord Dunsany (in his Jorkens mode), and to R. A. Lafferty, but his effects are, not surprisingly, uniquely his own ... Davidson may be always doomed to be under appreciated, but he remains a true original, and, in his own subtle way, one of the greats." - Darrell Schweitzer, David Pringle, ed., St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, pp. 141-142. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-130. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-82. Mild discoloration along the gutter margins of the endpapers (common interaction of paper with binding glue), a fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at lower spine end and age-darkening to spine panel, mostly internal. (#157316).
First edition so stated on copyright page.