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Brown | Fredric

Compliments of a Fiend

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Second printing of Compliments of a Fiend by Fredric Brown.

Octavo, 256pp. Black cloth, title in gilt on spine. Stated “second printing” on copyright page. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light wear from handling, touch of shelf wear.

Fredric Brown was an American science fiction, mystery, short fantasy and black comedy writer. His first novel, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won an Edgar Award for outstanding mystery novel. Another novel, The Screaming Mimi, was adapted into a film in 1958. He is widely considered one of the best Science Fiction Writers of the 20th Century. Fredric Brown died in 1972, having published over 100 works of fiction. Since his death, many of his early pulp novels have been republished and have found a cult following.

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Location Published

New York


E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.


First Edition, Second Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Brown | Fredric