THE BEST OF C. L. MOORE. Garden City: Nelson Doubleday, . Octavo, boards. First edition. First printing with code "42 R" on page 307. Signed on the title page by Moore. Collects ten stories with introduction by Lester del Rey and afterword by Moore. "Ten memorable stories from the 1930s and 1940s. The earlier pieces, such as 'Shambleau,' tend to be fantastic romances in a sword-and-sorcery vein. The later items, notably 'No Woman Born' and 'Vintage Season,' are classic SF of a slightly harder-edged type. Catherine Moore was undoubtedly the most talented female SF writer in America prior to the emergence of Leigh Brackett." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 31. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-782. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 173-77. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to corner tips. (#158750).
No statement of printing on copyright page. First printing has code "42 R" on page 307.