EARLY DEL REY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975. Large octavo, boards. First edition. Signed on the title page by del Rey. A collection of twenty-four previously uncollected short stories with autobiographical notes and appendix. A useful collection of early stories by a major Golden Age writer "with connecting autobiographical narrative that throws light on much in SF of the period, especially in wartime ... Many of the stories contain unabashed sentimentalism, a not unattractive element in the period's SF." - Paul A. Carter. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-306. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with several closed tears and associated wrinkles at lower spine end with internal tape mend and just a bit of dust soiling to white background on front panel. This book is uncommon signed or inscribed by del Rey. (#163045).
First edition so stated on copyright page.