A.E. van Vogt: Author's Personal Gift Copy of Masters of Time. (Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1950), first edition, 227 pages, illustrated, red leather with gilt lettering on spine, 12mo (5.5" x 7.5"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Also contains the story "The Changeling". Dust jacket design and illustrations by Edd Cartier. One of the four initial inductees into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, A.E. van Vogt is an original master of the golden age of science fiction. This is another fascinating special copy of one of van Vogt's most esteemed books. It is, in fact, van Vogt's personal copy, given to him by Fantasy Press founder and publisher, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach. The limitation page, bound in between the copyright page and the contents page, states that this book is "No. 1" and that "This Special Edition is limited to two copies, numbered, autographed and bound in leather." It also has a fabulous handwritten note from Eshbach, reading in full: "For A.E. van Vogt - Master of the tale of Time and Space - one of the top ten Science Fiction writers. With sincere thanks and good wishes. L.A. Eshbach". This copy is in fine condition, with only the faintest wear to a few tiny spots on the edges. The dust jacket is as new, with minute wear to the top edge of the front cover, mentioned only for absolute accuracy. An amazing addition for any science fiction collector or van Vogt enthusiast. From the Ventura Collection.

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