First edition of The Late Lamented by Fredric Brown.
Octavo, 192pp. Maroon cloth, title on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light foxing to top edge of text block, some toning to endpapers. Faint soiling to cloth. In publisher’s dust jacket, $2.95 on front flap, toning to spine, light rubbing along top edge, a very good example with bright illustrations.
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.