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The Man Who Sold the Moon by Robert Heinlein - First Edition-First Printing - 1950 - from TristanBooks and

The Man Who Sold the Moon: Future History Science Fiction Series

by Robert Heinlein

Condition: Near Fine+/Very Good+

The Man Who Sold the Moon by Robert Heinlein (author of Rocket Ship Galileo, Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, Have Space-Suit Will Travel, the Puppet-Masters, etc.) Hardcover First Edition - First Printing - First State Dust Jacket Shasta 1950. Beige cloth with black spine in a very nice front-bright dust jacket with art by Hubert Rogers. $3.00 cover price (intact), states "First Edition" on copyright page indicating a first printing with 10 titles of Shasta's offerings on the back of the dust jacket. (Listings were changed in later printings.)

First hardcover collection of Heinlein's stories and novellas which form Heinlein's Future History Science Fiction series, including the title story which retroactively was awarded a Hugo Award for Best Novella of 1950/1951. Also includes the stories/novellas "Life-Line", 1939, "Let There Be Light", 1940, "Misfit", 1939, "The Roads Must Roll", 1940, and "Requiem", 1940.

NOTE: The dust jacket is ORIGINAL, NOT a facsimile.

Near Fine+ in Very Good+ Dust Jacket. A really nice presentable copy. The book is very clean, the boards are clean, mostly sharp at corners except a hint of tenderness to the lower corners. Tiniest hint of a damp stain to upper corner text block, almost unnoticeable, and hint of same to the back boards. The front and most of the spine of the dust jacket are quite clean and bright with the exceptionally nice cover illustration by Hubert Rogers. Slight fraying to upper spine, which is common with these Science Fiction titles of the 1940's and 1950's, slight nick to upper front edge, but NO major tears. At some point, the book sustained some moisture, most evident at the back of the dust jacket which shows some damp staining, else a very nice copy. If this were in only slightly better condition, I'd be asking $750 for it. A great copy and perfectly good for reading.

NOTE: All modern books with dust jackets come with dust jacket covers.

ALSO: The picture is the actual item for sale. (The picture is NOT a stock photo.)

  • Bookseller: TristanBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: SoldMoonHeinlein
  • Title: The Man Who Sold the Moon
  • Author: Robert Heinlein
  • Illustrator: Hubert Rogers cover art
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine+
  • Jacket condition: Very Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition-First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Shasta Press
  • Place: Chicago
  • Date published: 1950
  • Keywords: Science Fiction Stranger in a Strange Land


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