Second edition of Triplanetary by Edward E. Smith, signed by the author.
Octavo, 287pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Soiling to covers, dust along top edge. Some transference to endpapers. (Currey, page 457) In the publisher’s second issue dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, title in yellow on front panel (red in first issue), light chipping to edges, previously folded along bottom edge with archival repair to verso, a very good example. Signed on the front free endpaper 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.