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    Hugo Gernsback: Ralph 124C 41+ A Romance of the Year 2660. (Boston: The Stratford Company, 1925), first edition (Currey priority B - publisher's name on spine 2cm), 203 pages, jacket illustration and 11 inserted plates by Frank R. Paul, light blue cloth with gilt titles, small 8vo (5.5" x 8"), fine in a bright unclipped jacket with minimal loss at the head and tail of the spine. The book is housed in a beautiful blue quarter leather full clamshell case with five raised spine bands, gilt titles and decoration and marbled boards. This is an extraordinarily beautiful copy of this work that is considered the true beginning of 20th century science fiction. Gernsback originally serialized this work in his Modern Electrics magazine. Gernsback was also founder of Amazing Stories one of the most successful of all pulp magazines. Gernsback is remembered today for the annual awards that bear his name - the Hugo Award. From the Ventura Collection.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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