DescriptionLarry Niven. Five First Editions, Two Inscribed, including: A Gift From Earth. London, 1969. Inscribed. [and:] another copy. New York, 1970. [and:] Ringworld. 1977. Inscribed. [and:] The Ringworld Engineers. 1980. [and:] World of Ptavvs. London, 1968. All very good in dust jackets.
A Gift From Earth. London: MacDonald Science Fiction, 1969. First British edition. Inscribed by the author. Blue cloth over boards. 254 pages. First appearance of the novel in hardcover. [and:] another copy. New York: Walker and Co., 1970. First edition, thus. White cloth over boards. 254 pages. First U.S. appearance of the novel in hardcover. [and:] Ringworld. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977. First edition, thus. Inscribed by the author. Orange paper over boards. 342 pages. [and:] The Ringworld Engineers. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. First edition. Black paper over boards. 357 pages. Some spotting to the edges. [and:] World of Ptavvs. London: MacDonald Science Fiction, 1968. First British edition. Black cloth over boards. 160 pages. Expanded from a short story of the same name, World of Ptavvs, Niven's first published novel, appeared as a Ballantine paperback original in 1966. This edition is the first hardcover edition.
All are in very good condition, with very good dust jackets. Five octavo volumes.
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