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    In the Publisher's Rare Original Box
    with Its Even Rarer Lid

    Edward E. ("Doc") Smith. The History of Civilization, including: Triplanetary, First Lensman, Galactic Patrol, Gray Lensman, Second Stage Lensman, Children of the Lens. Reading: Fantasy Press, 1955. First edition, limited to seventy-five numbered sets, of which this is number twenty-four. Each volume signed by the author and volume one additionally warmly inscribed to Smith's "friend and fellow-toiler in the vineyard of SF," Ben J[---]. Six octavo volumes. Publisher's special binding of quarter reddish-brown leather over brick red cloth-covered boards, spines lettered in gilt, in publisher's original box with the rarely found lid. Books very nearly fine with only minimal rubbing to spine ends and light soiling. Box edges worn, some lid edges split with tape at corners. From the collection of Dr. Stuart David Schiff.

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    Edward E. "Doc" Smith (1890-1965) was a pioneer science fiction writer, who invented the "Space Opera" genre. Many consider his Lensman series to be one of the best science fiction series ever written, second only to Asimov's Foundation series.

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