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“…And Some Were Human” by  Lester Del Rey - Signed First Edition - 1948 - from Houle Rare Books & Autographs (SKU: 2222428)

“…And Some Were Human”

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“…And Some Were Human”

by Del Rey, Lester

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First edition, first state of title page with 1948 date and dark blue binding. Octavo. B/W drawings by Sol Levin; dust jacket design by Tschirky. Original gilt stamped dark blue cloth. Dust jacket (unclipped; few small chips). Very good. 331 pages.


Signed and inscribed on half-title page by Del Rey to Science Fiction author Charles Tanner: "To Charles Tanner. Thanks for a swell time – and regards to a swell guy. Lester del Rey."

Signed again on the front free endpaper by del Rey.

Author's first book. Not in Ahearn Currey, page 142; "…one better known early single author anthology" (Barrow, page 175).

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Bookseller
Houle Rare Books & Autographs US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2222428
Title
“…And Some Were Human”
Author
Del Rey, Lester
Illustrator
Sol Levin
Book condition
Used - Very Good-
Jacket condition
Good+
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Prime Press
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date Published
1948
Pages
331
Size
Octavo
Keywords
SCIENCE FICTION
Bookseller catalogs
LITERATURE;
Size
Octavo

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jacket
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first state
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inscribed
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octavo
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Cloth
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gilt
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title page
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