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    E. E. "Doc" Smith. Three Volumes from the Skylark Series, including: Skylark Three. Illustrated by A. J. Donnell. Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1948. First edition. Octavo. 247 pages. Many small illustrations throughout the text, plus a full page frontispiece. Publisher's blue cloth with the spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by A. J. Donnell. Minor rubbing to the covers, some sunning to the spine, some rubbing to the jacket, very small tears on the front corners of the jacket, very minor closed tears and one chipped piece from the head of the jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. This work was first published in 1930 on the pages of the magazine Amazing Stories, from August until September. [and:] Skylark of Valeron. Illustrated by A. J. Donnell. Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1949. First edition. Octavo. 252 pages. Many small illustrations throughout the text, plus a full page frontispiece. Publisher's blue cloth covers with the spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by A. J. Donnell. Minor rubbing to the covers, some sunning to the spine, very minor rubbing to the jacket, tiny chip on the head of the spine. Altogether a very good copy. This story first appeared in the Amazing Science Fiction magazine, where it ran from August 1934 until February 1935. [and:] The Skylark Space. In collaboration with Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby. Illustrated by O. G. Estes Jr. Providence, Rhode Island: Hadley Publishing Company, 1947. Second edition. Octavo. 303 pages. Five illustrated plates. Publisher's brown cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. Minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, some sunning to the spine of the jacket, small tear at the head of the jacket spine. Altogether a very good book. This work, recognized as the first space opera, originally appeared in the Amazing Stories magazine in 1928 from August until September. This is the second edition, as the first was published by Buffalo Book Company in 1946. The Hadley Publishing company was actually formed out of the former Buffalo Book Company after Thomas G. Hadley's partner, Donald M. Grant, was no longer part of the operation.

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