New York: Love Romances Publishing Co., 1952. Very Good. Item #27101
New York: Love Romances Publishing Co., 1952. Octavo; 112pp. Pulp magazine. Illustrated paper wraps. Shallow 1.5" chip at top front corner (no loss to text), with shallow chips and tears along overhung to[- and fore-edge; dampstain to back cover affecting only the final two pages, with some toning to back panel. Shallow chips at spine ends just touching text and some light smudging to spine itself, else straight and unbroken. Pages toned as expected, with a few marginal tears to fore-edge, not touching text, but unmarked. Binding is sound.
Contains Philip K. Dick's first published story, "Beyond Lies the Wub," later collected in The Preserving Machine (1969). Per Levack, PKD notes "My first published story, in the most lurid of all pulp magazines on the stands at the time, Planet Stories. As I carried four copies into the record store where I worked, a customer gazed at me and them, with dismay, and said, 'Phil, you read *that* kind of stuff?' I had to admit I not only read it, I wrote it."
[LEVACK p. 83].