Greener than you think.
First UK edition (first published in 1947 by William Sloane, New York), first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to legendary Sci-Fi writer Forry Ackerman, “For Forrest Ackerman, who prefers fantasy to improbalia / Ward Moore, who prefers improbabilia to fantasy.” Already a scarce title (the UK edition is harder to find than the US), this copy also includes (uniquely in our experience) the wraparound band with the endorsement by Bernard Newman, “The most brilliant imaginative novel I have read for years. Fiendishly ingenious”, and also has a small letter “A” (made by a plastic label-maker) affixed at the head of the spine panel, possibly denoting the reservation of this copy for presentation. This is also the only inscribed copy of Ward Moore’s many fiction titles that we have seen.
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Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in green. With the dust jacket. Tips just nicked; an excellent copy in the somewhat spine-tanned jacket with the faintest rubbing to corners.