Three Science Fiction First Editions from the 1950s, One Signed, including: David Duncan. Beyond Eden. New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. First edition. Twelvemo. 169 pages. Publisher's turquoise cloth with blue spine titles. In original pictorial dust jacket. Book mildly worn around the edges. Textblock toned throughout. Dust jacket rubbed and worn, with a three-quarter-inch open tear at the front spine fold, and minor chipping at the spine ends. Overall, a good, solid copy. [and:] Hank Searls. The Big X. New York: Harper & Brothers, [1959]. First edition. Octavo. 241 pages. Publisher's red over gray cloth with black titles. In original pictorial dust jacket. Mild edge wear to the boards. Dust jacket has minor wear at the spine ends and corners, else a fine copy. [and:] Philip Wylie. The Answer. New York Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., [1955]. First edition. Twelvemo. 63 pages. Publisher's cream paper over boards with gilt and black titles. In original pictorial dust jacket. Very good condition. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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