TRIPLANETARY: A TALE OF COSMIC ADVENTURE. Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Smith. This is copy number 305 with a personalized inscription to Saul Neufeld. First book of the Lensman series. "The greatest of the early golden age space opera." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-355. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1052. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87. In 333. Recipient's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Tape remnants on paste-downs, light tape ghosts on free endpapers, otherwise this would be a fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips and rubbing to blue background and offset on rear panel from blue ink -- a production flaw. (#163643).
First edition so stated on copyright page.