(#173336) OVER MY SHOULDER: REFLECTIONS ON A SCIENCE FICTION ERA. Lloyd Arthur Eshbach.
OVER MY SHOULDER: REFLECTIONS ON A SCIENCE FICTION ERA ...

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. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Eshbach signed "Lloyd" to "Gerry" [de la Ree] on the verso of the half title page: "Dear Gerry, / I'm happy to be able at long last / to send you a copy of 'Over My Shoulder.' / Thanks for your help. I trust you'll / enjoy reading my excursion into SF / history. / Sincerely, Lloyd." Also signed in full on the title page by Eshbach and signed by jacket artist Fabian below Eshbach's inscription. 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. Accompanied by the uncommon prospectus for the book. Signed copies are uncommon. (#173336).

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