Good - / Good. Item #9563
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1952. First Edition, stated. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's boards in pictorial dust jacket; 217pp. Ex-Berkshire Athenæum with their markings; subsequently the volume shows signs of exceedingly heavy use, boards and jacket extremities rubbed, spine a bit cocked, hairline cracks to joints, old dirty glue residue to both endpapers, toning and soil to extremities occasionally affecting textblock; Good at the very best. The first of the Galactic Empire trilogy.
[Currey p. 16].