The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1966 Stock Code: 131839
Presentation copyFirst edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Polly, with love, Bob", additionally signed by the author above his printed name on the title page. The recipient is believed to by Polly Freas, wife of Frank Kelly Freas, the illustrator to Heinlein's The Door into Summer (1957). Polly was one of the 31 women (including his wife, Virginia) to whom Heinlein dedicated his novel Friday in 1982. Inscribed copies of this work are notably scarce, with just one other copy traced at auction. Heinlein's classic story of the revolt of the colony of Luna against Earth won the 1967 Hugo Award for best novel. This copy is in the first issue dust jacket with the 5.95 price to the front flap.
Octavo. Original pale orange cloth, titles to spine in gilt, initials to front board in gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Spine minimally rolled, tiny bumps to foot of spine, gilt lettering rubbed, faint mark to foot of rear cover, couple of tiny marks to fore edge; a very good copy indeed, in the jacket with a couple of chips to spine ends, short closed tear to head of front panel, slight creasing and nicks to extremities.
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