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.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    3rd-4th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 237

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 March 7 Books Signature Auction Books - New York .

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 September 14 Rare Books Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 September 14 Rare Books Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,885,076