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    L. Sprague de Camp. Five First Editions, Including a Signed Copy of His First Book, including: Lest Darkness Fall - Signed. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1941]. First edition. Signed by de Camp on the title page. Octavo. 379 pages. Publisher's black cloth with white decoration on the front and lettering on the spine. Book has darkening to endpapers with some minor spotting to top page edges. Bottom edge is shelf rubbed. Dust jacket has edge wear with chipping to top and bottom spine ends and corners. Very good copy of the author's first book. [and:] with Fletcher Pratt. The Incomplete Enchanter - Inscribed. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1941]. First edition. Inscribed by de Camp on the title page. Octavo. 326 pages. Publisher's gray cloth has foxing along edges and spine. Lightly bumped on the corners. Endpapers have darkened. Jacket shows rubbing and minor soiling with small chips and tears to spine ends and corners. Very good. [and:] with Fletcher Pratt. Land of Unreason. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1942]. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth has edge rubbing and a dampstain on the top corner of the front board that also affects the front free endpaper. Endpapers show foxing with tape shadows. Jacket is sun-faded along the spine with a dampstain on the upper front corner; edge wear with chipping at spine ends and corners. Very good. [and:] Solomon's Stone. New York: Avalon Books, 1957. First edition. Octavo. 224 pages. Book has some foxing to endpapers and top page edges. Jacket is sun-faded along the spine and has chipping to the upper and lower corners of the rear panel. Very good. [and:] with Fletcher Pratt. Wall of Serpents. New York: Avalon Books, 1960. First edition. Octavo. 223 pages. Book is bumped on the top edge and corners of the boards. Jacket is sun-faded along the spine and has a one-inch tear on the upper rear corner that has been repaired long ago with now-yellowed tape. Very good. From the Frank Collection.

    Currey.


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