Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    George O. Smith. Venus Equilateral. Illustrations by Sol Levin. Introduction by John W. Campbell, Jr. Philadelphia: The Prime Press, 1947.

    First edition, signed by the author. Octavo. 455 pages. Several full page illustrations throughout the text, including the frontispiece.

    Publisher's red cloth covers with the spine lettered in black. Illustrated dust jacket. Price clipped from the front inner flap, the new price was stamped in black. Author's signature on the front free endpaper. Slightly rubbed spine, minor rubbing to the jacket, sunned spine, small tear on the spine of the dust jacket that has allowed sunning to that small spot on the cloth of the spine. Altogether a very good copy.

    George Oliver Smith (1911 - 1981) collected thirteen science fiction short stories in this volume, his first published book. The majority of these stories had appeared upon the pages of Astounding Science Fiction between 1942 and 145. This particular copy exhibits the original jacket, as opposed to the later jacket which was deigned by Robert Tschirky.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 423

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 4, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 December 12 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search