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Brown | Fredric

His Name Was Death

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First edition of His Name Was Death by Fredric Brown.

Octavo, 191pp. Red cloth, title printed in black on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Previous ownership label on front endpaper. In publisher’s dust jacket, $2.75 retail price on front flap with ink line through it, bright colors, some thumb marks on back panel, otherwise a great example.

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

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Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


Brown | Fredric