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The Menace from Earth. by  Robert A HEINLEIN - First Edition - 1959 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.com

The Menace from Earth.

by HEINLEIN, Robert A

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New York: The Gnome Press, Inc.,, 1959. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to front board in yellow, to spine in silver and yellow, yellow endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Text block toned. An excellent copy in a lightly toned jacket with slightly nicked and chipped extremities. First edition, first printing, of this collection of eight of Heinlein's science fiction short stories. The first UK edition was not published until 1966. Review copy, with the publisher's slip loosely inserted.




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