A GNOME THERE WAS AND OTHER TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. Octavo, boards. First edition. Kuttner and Moore's first collection of short fiction. Collects eleven short stories, including several classics: "The Twonky" and "Mimsy Were the Borogroves." All but two stories are reprinted from 1940s issues of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION and UNKNOWN where Kuttner was a major star of the time under his own name and as "Lewis Padgett," often in collaboration with his wife, C. L. Moore. A major collection of 1940s fantastic fiction. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1273. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips. (#73872).
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