First edition of Fredric Brown’s Night Of The Jabberwock.
Octavo, 220pp. Black cloth, title printed in red on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Clean text throughout. Light shelfwear along bottom edge. In publisher’s dust jacket, price clipped, faint toning to spine, some wear along bottom edge with a closed tear on front panel, bright illustrations and vibrant colors. An attractive 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.