THE DRAGON AND THE GEORGE. Garden City: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition. First printing with code "G24" on page 243. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Dickson to David G. Hartwell on the half title page: "To Dave, / who is not / only incredible as / a collector, but as / an editor and all else --- / Gordy / 4-30-77." "While the story clearly recalls medieval romances of chivalry and adventure, Dickson brings to his novel a realistic rendering of such exploits and a different perspective, in which elements of the twentieth century merge with those of courtly romance ..." - Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-104. Barron, ed., Fantasy Literature 4A-87. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 60. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 418-22. Tymn, ed., Fantasy Literature, p. 73. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#157360).
First printing has code "G24" on page 243.