OVER MY SHOULDER: REFLECTIONS ON A SCIENCE FICTION ERA. Philadelphia: Oswald Train: Publisher, 1983. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 9-417 [418: blank] [note: complete despite gap in pagination], illustrations, cloth. First edition. Signed on the title page by Eshbach. An informal history of the SF book field in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, then almost totally the providence of the amateur specialist publisher, set against the activities of an early fan, writer and SF specialty publisher (Eshbach was founder and publisher of Fantasy Press). Chapter 14, "The Books They Published," pages 343-388, provides a valuable bibliographical checklist (with print runs where known) for selected specialty presses that commenced operation prior to 1970. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 8-54. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Signed copies are uncommon. (#169825).
First edition so stated on copyright page.