New York, Gnome Press, 1960. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. Lengthy inscription by Smith to the endpaper. A little rubbing to the red jacket. Spine unfaded. Board edges a little rubbed. Small hole to lower, upper jacket, a short tear to the top of the jacket at the spine. 'To my friend \ Larry Rothstein \ I think this is eleven ? \ n?est ce pas? Anyway, it?s so many \ that it warrums [ie. warms] the cackles [ie. cockles] of \ me heart to autograph it \ to you. \ Yours til thy days are over ? \ Doc \ (Or, for the edification of anybody \ who might be at a loss) \ Edward E. Smith, Phd' Cover art by W.I. van der Poel [7603, Hyraxia Books].