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    Lester del Rey. Marooned on Mars. Philadelphia: Winston, [1952]. First edition, first printing. Inscribed and signed by del Rey to Jack Cordes on half-title page. Illustrated endpapers. Publisher's binding and dust jacket. Dust jacket illustration by Paul Orban. Minor rubbing and toning, with bumping to extremities. Very good. From the collection of first fan, Jack Cordes.

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    Wonderfully inscribed by del Rey to Cordes on the half-title page, "To Jack Cordes / With all best wishes from / one true fantasy fan to / another - / Lester del Rey".

    Minor rubbing to cloth extremities with light toning to edges and margins and with soft bumping to corners. Pages toned and a few with a trace of bumping to upper corners. Jacket shows some rubbing and wear to edges with light chipping to spine ends. A bit of fading along spine and a few small stains to rear panel. Overall very good. Author's first novel.



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