Publication: The Eighth Stage of Fandom: Selections From 25 Years of Fan Writing

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  • Publication: The Eighth Stage of Fandom: Selections From 25 Years of Fan Writing Publication Record # 340839
  • Authors: Robert Bloch
  • Date: 1962-08-31
  • Publisher: Advent: Publishers
  • Price: $10.00
  • Pages: 176
  • Format: hc?
  • Notes:
    • "First Edition" on copyright page.
    • Signed on front FEP.
    • Edited by Earl Kemp (credited on title page).
    • Limitation notice is on the false title. A "Collector's Edition" of 125 copies of this book was issued to commemorate the 20th World Science Fiction Convention; Chicago -- 1962. The copies are numbered and signed by the author and only numbers 26 through 125 are offered for sale. This is Copy No.XXX
    • XXX indicates the number of the copy.
    • Bound in red buckram with gold stamping on the spine.
    • Issued without dustjacket (although some have been paired with jackets from the trade edition and offered for sale online).
    • Sold only at the 1962 World Science Fiction Convention.
    • Publication date based on convention dates (August 31 - September 3, 1962).
    • Pages 171 and 172 are acknowledgements of previous publications of these essays.
    • Pages 173 through 176 constitute an index.
    • In addition, various "filler ads" are sprinkled through various pages. These are usually one-line jokes: "WHY WEAR A TRUSS? Then again, on the other hand, what else can you possibly do with one?" ads for improbable businesses: "Loose dandruff tightened immediately, or your money refunded" or science fiction in-jokes: A booklet from the "Shaver Mystery Club" explaining John W. Campbell's editorials.
    • "The Past Recaptured or Down Memory Lane With Butterfly Net and Restraint-Jacket" appears in the TOC as simply "The Past Recaptured."
    • No LCCN.
    • OCLC: 7752089 (refers to trade edition most likely).
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Nonfiction Title: The Eighth Stage of Fandom • (1962) • nonfiction by Robert Bloch

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