Skylark of Valeron

Smith, Edward E.; Donnell, A. J. (Illustrator)

Published by Fantasy Press, Reading, PA, 1949
Condition: Good Soft cover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Octavo. [12], 252pp. Original illustrated wrappers over blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Frontispiece. Illustrated head-letters by A. J. Donnell. "Skylark of Valeron" is a science fiction novel by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D., the third in his Skylark series. Originally serialized through the magazine "Astounding" in 1934, it was first collected in book form in 1949 by Fantasy Press. The novel concerns Richard Seaton and Martin Crane, who reach new heights in superscience while fighting Blackie DuQuesne. "Astounding" reviewer P. Schuyler Miller received the novel favorably, saying the Skylark stories "had a simple reasonableness about them which made their advent a milestone in science fiction." (From Wikipedia.) Age wear on wrappers with upper front corner and head and tail of spine partly chipped. Moderate offsetting on endpapers. Wraps in overall fair to good-, binding and interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 30818

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Title: Skylark of Valeron

Publisher: Fantasy Press, Reading, PA

Publication Date: 1949

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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