BORN OF MAN AND WOMAN: TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. Philadelphia: The Chamberlain Press, Inc., 1954. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed by Matheson on the front free endpaper. The author's first book, a collection of seventeen stories with introduction by Robert Bloch. "... the best of the author's early work ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-719. Approximately 650 copies of this book were distributed prior to a flood that destroyed most of the unsold bound copies and later warehouse fire that destroyed the remaining unbound sheets. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1125. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear along top and bottom edges, mostly spine ends and corner tips and some general dust soiling, mostly to rear panel. The book is lovely and the jacket is better than usually encountered. (#162502).
First edition so stated on copyright page.