Monticello, NY: The Gnome Press, 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches. 230 PP. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #1100
Stated 'First Edition' copy on the copyright page. Signed by L. Sprague De Camp directly on the title-page above his name. Additionally signed and inscribed by David Kyle, book designer and co-founder of Gnome Press, on the ffep. Inscription reads: "To Dick - Here's a copy of the first book which Gnome Press published - done up in Monticello, my home town, and with much hand-crafted work. It's now 1983 and we're in Hobe Sound, Florida and it's fun to be your host! Best Regards, Dave - David Kyle - The Original Gnome." WOW!
Jacket designed by David Kyle. Note in the hand of Kyle on the copyright page, "the family print shop" under the printer information. A stunning and very important book in the Science Fiction genre. The first book from Gnome from the collection of the founder of the publishing company! Original grey publisher boards with red title stamping to spine. Sharp in very way. DJ retains original price of $3.00 on front flap. Slightest bit of wear to head of DJ spine, else a fine copy.