(#162234) ISLANDS OF SPACE. John W. Campbell, Jr.

ISLANDS OF SPACE. Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, [1956]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 50 copies signed by Campbell. The limitation leaf calls for 500 autographed copies, but only fifty were actually signed. A space opera featuring Arcot, Morey and Wade and their starship, the Ancient Mariner. The novel first appeared in AMAZING STORIES QUARTERLY, Spring 1931. Three stories featuring Arcot, Morey and Wade, collected as THE BLACK STAR PASSES, preceded this novel, and it was followed by another novel, INVADERS FROM THE INFINITE, the final chronicle of their interstellar adventures. See Currey, pp. [97]-8. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years 189. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-210. Signature of early owner Clayton R. Lewis at the upper left corner of the front paste-down (hidden under the jacket flap), a fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy of a scarce book. (#162234).

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