WITHOUT SORCERY. Theodore Sturgeon.

WITHOUT SORCERY. [Philadelphia]: Prime Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. According to Prime Press partner Oswald Train, 100 copies of this limited issue signed by Sturgeon and artist L. Robert Tschirky were produced. This is one of the copies with the publisher's holograph statement on front paste-down reading "One of 88 copies on special / paper specially bound. / Prime Press." Sturgeon's first book, preceded by a promotional pamphlet printing "It," one of the thirteen stories in this collection of fiction, with introduction by Ray Bradbury. SF editor Groff Conklin's copy with half title leaf from a trade copy stapled to half title leaf with signed inscription by Sturgeon reading: To Groff Conklin / with thanks and warm regards. / Theodore Sturgeon." Conklin edited A WAY HOME (1955), a later collection of Sturgeon's short fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1102. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-148. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-192. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1558. Gold lettering of publisher's imprint at base of spine panel partially effaced, a fine copy. The publisher's paper box is not present. A nice association copy. (#4929).

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