8vo. Publisher's blue buckram in original dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author, "The Shocking Truth/ First Edition/ To Bill Dager/ with kind regards/ Albert Coe". Jacket suffers spots of toning and edgewear with several short nicks. Three small spots of rubbing at front panel. Touch of foxing to rear board. Interior bright and clean. Sound and tight. Very good. 112pp. A self-published volume with an amateur quality (apparently it wasn't important to actually print the title in the book) and likely a small print run. A narrative account, Coe claims to have found an injured alien while on a canoeing trip in Canada in 1920, with whom he had an extended friendship. A scarce early example of a UFO encounter in fantastic detail. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: [THE SHOCKING TRUTH]
Publisher: The Book Fund
Publication Date: 1969
Book Condition: Very good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description The Book Fund, Beverly, NJ, 1969. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st. 112pp. B&W illus. VG+ hardback, upper corners mildly bumped, incipient fraying to upper front tip, otherwise clean & tight/Good DJ, damp rippling to front panel, chipping, short closed tears. Signed with a personalized inscription by Albert Coe ("Al Coe") on the front free endpaper. SIGNED with a personalized INSCRIPTION by Author. Seller Inventory # 17854
Book Description The Book Fund, Beverly, NJ, 1969. Cloth. Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: About Very Good. Thomas Lulevitch (illustrator). First Edition. Beverly, NJ: The Book Fund, 1969. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Coe on ffep verso. Illustrations by Thomas Lulevitch. Octavo, 112 pp. Teal cloth, unimprinted; white pictorial jacket. Book is in handsome shape but for some page-edge dust, some endpaper tape residue and very lightly bumped corners; very good plus. Jacket is complete, but soiled and with tape at top and bottom which was at one time used to affix it to the book; about VG. The two are separate now, and none the worse for it. Light musty scent. One of the rarest and most sought-after accounts in all of UFOlogy and abduction lore. It's extremely difficult find a copy of this book at all, let alone in a jacket and inscribed. In that sense, possibly unique. [H.] Albert Coe is one of a handful of widely-celebrated contactee claimants whose contacts were of the "Space Brother" (benevolent human-looking alien) form, and as such he's the subject of numerous internet sites, including wiki. His contention that his first contact occurred in the 1920's would make him the first modern contactee by several decades. Regardless of how one feels about his story and the subject matter, this is one captivating tale. Extraordinarily rare. L100. Signed and Inscribed By Author. Seller Inventory # 001012