First edition, first printing of the original draft. Signed by the author. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the Joe Servello illustrated dustwrapper. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Illustrated endpapers. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the cloth and gilt bright and fresh. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper that remains without fading, loss or tears.

With a four page introduction by Philip Josť Farmer. Issued in a limited edition of 425 copies, this example is numbered 299 and signed in blue ink by Philip Josť Farmer on the limitation page. This is the first publication of the original first draft of Fredric Brown's loosely autobiographical and only work of 'straight fiction', a revised version of which (cutting most of the 'dirty stuff') was first published by Dutton in 1958. The author is best known for his stories of mystery and science fiction.

Stock code: 25046


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