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    A Seminal Science Fiction Title, Inscribed by Both Hugo Gernsback, Founder of Amazing Stories, and by Famed Pulp Illustrator Frank R. Paul

    Hugo Gernsback. Ralph 124C 41+, A Romance of the Year 2660 . Boston: The Stratford Company, 1925.

    First edition. Small octavo. 293 pages. Illustrations by Frank Rudolph Paul.

    A nicely rebound copy, incorporating the original gilt-stamped blue cloth from the front board and from the spine. Very good condition.

    Hugo Gernsback was a writer and publisher whose Amazing Stories magazine was the first magazine devoted to science fiction. He was so influential in the genre that the "Hugo" science fiction award was named in his honor. He discovered illustrator Frank R. Paul who painted 38 wildly imaginative covers for Amazing Stories from its first issue in 1926 through June, 1929 when Gernsback lost control of the magazine, and the two went on to other pulp publications, continuing to work together. Gernsback and Paul's contributions to the genre cannot be overstated, and it is not an exaggeration to maintain that these men are the two most influential figures in modern science fiction. This copy of Gernsback's seminal science fiction novel is inscribed by both Gernsback (dated 1961) and Paul. An essential item for any serious science fiction collection.


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