Category: Modern First Editions

METHUSELAH'S CHILDREN Stock code: 12825

Author / Artist:

Heinlein, Robert A.

Publisher:

New York: Gnome Press. 1958

Description:

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original black boards with red titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps, the text block a little tanned. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has a few tiny chips to the extremities. The dustwrapper is the correct first state with the publisher's full address at the bottom of the rear panel. Not price-clipped ($3.00 to the top right corner of the upper flap). A rare presentation copy.

Price:

£3,750.00

Notes:

Inscribed by the author in green ink on the half title "To Peg and Bob Davis / "Health, money and the / time to enjoy them" / Bob". The author has also signed in full on the title page. The recipients Dr. Robert Davis and his wife Peg, were close friends of the Heinleins. The author dedicated his 1956 novel Time For the Stars to their two sons Bill and Rob Davis.