New Castle: Cheap Street, 1983. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Octavo, bound in the original publisher's brown cloth, printed paper label on front panel. The "Collector's Edition", limited to 128 hand-numbered copies, printed on Mohawk Letterpress text with flyleaves of Strathmore Charcoal all cotton rag paper and endpapers of Strathmore Artlaid text, bound in Italian Cialux cloth. This is copy No. 88, signed by Fritz Leiber and the illustrator, Alicia Austin. There was also a "Publisher's Edition" of 39 copies bound in quarter leather; also 17 lettered copies for private distribution. A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #311302
¶ Contains an Autobiographical Preface and six of Leiber's earliest published short stories that originally appeared in an Episcopal Church Journal ["The Churchman"] between October 1934 and April 1935.
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