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THE STAR BEAST by  Robert A Heinlein - First edition - [1954] - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

THE STAR BEAST

by Heinlein, Robert A

Condition: Some spotting to top edge of text block, a fine copy in a nearly fine first state dust jacket ("$2.50" printed price


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1954]. First edition. Some spotting to top edge of text block, a fine copy in a nearly fine first state dust jacket ("$2.50" printed price not clipped or over printed), with a little rubbing to spine fold edges and very mild dust soiling, much less than usual for this title, a jacket that easily soils. An attractive copy. (14040). Octavo, illustrated by Clifford Geary, cloth.

The Star Beast is a 1954 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a high school senior who discovers that his late father's extra-terrestrial pet is more than it appears to be. The novel, somewhat abridged, was originally serialised in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (May, June, July 1954) as "Star Lummox" and then published in hardcover as part of Scribner's series of Heinlein juveniles.


  • Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 14040
  • Title: THE STAR BEAST
  • Author: Heinlein, Robert A
  • Book condition: Used - Some spotting to top edge of text block, a fine copy in a nearly fine first state dust jacket ("$2.50" printed price
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: [1954]
  • Keywords: SF . YA
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