Saturday, February 2, 2008

Book Sale: Asimov's The Martian Way (1955)

Below is the description of a copy of Isaac Asimov’s The Martian Way and Other Stories (1955), which is selling on AbeBooks for $1,500.

According to a review by Villiers Gerson in the November 13, 1955 issue of The New York Times,
“Isaac Asimov is one of science fiction’s better writers, but, as this volume of four novelettes testifies, he is at his best in the novel. The title story, “The Martian Way,” is by far the best of the group ...” and Asimov’s description of its origin is included in our blog post of October 16, 2007.
The Martian Way and Other Stories, by Isaac Asimov (1955)

Publisher: Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Publication Date: 1955
Binding: Hardcover
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition

Description: Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects “The Martian Way," "Youth," "The Deep" and "Sucker Bait," all written between 1952 and 1954. ... Neat owner's name in ink on front paste-down (hidden under jacket flap, a bit of tanning to endpapers, small cross within a circle lightly inked in gold at bottom of spine panel (the why and significance of this symbol placed here is unknown to us), else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear along bottom edge of front panel. A very nice copy of a scarce book.

Price: $1,500

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