Edward E. Smith. INSCRIBED. First Lensman. Reading: Fantasy Press, 1950. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Smith to Beatrice Mahaffey [editor], "To Bea Mahaffey / Dear Bea:- / Take everything that Junior says, / up above, and play it straight across / the board for me. Yours from now / until then / Edward E. Smith. Ph.D." Additionally inscribed to Mahaffey by Lloyd Eshbach, "For Bea Mahaffey - my favorite editor, / for more reasons than I'd care to say! / Hope you like "Pop's" novel, Sis, as / much as Junior does. / as ever thine / Lloyd". Octavo. 306 pages. Publisher's binding and dust jacket. Minor rubbing and toning to cloth extremities with offsetting to endpapers. Small areas of foxing to joints. Jacket shows rubbing and wear with several small chips and tears, and sunning along spine. Overall very good.

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