Lewis Padgett. Two First Editions, including: Robots Have No Tails. New York: Gnome Press Inc., [1952]. First edition. Octavo. 224 pages. Publisher's orange weave textured boards with the spine lettered in black. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Ric Binkley. Minor rubbing to the jacket, otherwise a near fine copy. Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore utilized Lewis Padgett as their pseudonym for jointly written works. The stories included in this work are all from Amazing Science Fiction, and focus upon Galloway Gallegher, the incredibly successful drunk scientist. Humorously, almost every school library rejected this work, fearing the promotion of alcoholism. [and:] A Gnome There Was: and Other Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. First edition. Octavo. 276 pages. Publisher's red weave textured boards with the front cover and spine lettered in silver. Dust jacket illustrated by Edd Cartier and designed by K. Chester. Some very minor bumping to the corners, slight rubbing to the jacket, slightly sunned jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. This is the first collection of short stories by Lewis Padgett, including: What You Need, The Cure, See You Later, and Rain Check.

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