Signed limited edition of Spacehounds of IPC by Edward E. Smith.
Octavo, 257pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light wear to cloth, solid text block. Complete with frontispiece and two full-page illustrations by A.J. Donnell. (Currey, page 456) In the publisher’s state A dust jacket, $3.00 retail price on front flap, four titles on rear panel, chipping along edges, archival repair to front hinge, a very good example. From a limited edition of 300 numbered copies, this being number 145. Includes additional inscription on limitation page by the author.
E.E. Smith (1890-1965) was an American science fiction writer, best known for his Lensman and Skylark series. He is often referred to as the father of space opera, a subgenre of science fiction that looks at warfare in space.