Hardcover. 8vo. Avalon. 1958. 223 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ in VG- shape with tape present to spine ends of the DJ. Previous owner's name present to the front endpaper and to the title page and reverse of the half-title page. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-71; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Languages of Pao
Publication Date: 1958
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Avalon, E-94, 1958. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Avalon Books. 1958. 223 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has shelf-wear present to the DJ (DJ spine ends reinforced with cello tape). Previous owner's name present to the FFEP. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards have light wear present. "The first full-scale use in SF of linguistics as a "hard" science." The planet Pao has a stagnant culture. Scientists of the neighboring world Breakness launch a ruthless experiment, jarring Pao into new vitality by installing three class-languages; one for a warrior class, one for technicians, and one for merchants. But their formula contains weaknesses of their own degenerate culture. Beran Panasper- heir to the throne of Pao- has been spirited away to Breakness to be trained as a tool for later subjugation of Pao. But he still has a mind of his own, and his Paonian characteristics will blend with Breakness science in an unexpected way! E-94; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages. Seller Inventory # 49187
Book Description Avalon Books, New York, 1958. First Edition. 8vo., 223 pp., VG-/VG-; brown pictorial DJ, red and white lettering; rubbing to covers and edges of DJ; chipping to head and tail of spine and to fore-edge of front cover; archival tape to interior of DJ at head of spine, top edge of front cover, and bottom corner of front cover/front flap, likely an attempt to repair minor tearing; creasing to flaps; price uncut "$2.75" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; light gray cloth boards, maroon lettering to spine; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine, mild age-toning to edges of boards; age-toning and mild wear to text-block, light fingerprint mark to middle of fore-edge; mild age-toning to interior, text legible; published 1958, stated to copyright page, with no mention of further printings; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville. Seller Inventory # 14-436-1282845