Publication: Adventures in Time and Space

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  • Publication: Adventures in Time and Space Publication Record # 438841
  • Editors: Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas
  • Date: 1946-08-26
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: $2.95
  • Pages: xv+997
  • Binding: hc
  • Type: ANTHOLOGY
  • Title Reference: Adventures in Time and Space
  • Cover: George Salter
  • Notes:
    • This listing is for the first edition book with the first state dust jacket.
    • The first edition has "Copyright, 1946, by Random House ..." on copyright page, but no statement of edition or printing. The boards are light tan cloth embossed in blue and gilt on front and spine.
    • The first edition book was issued in two dust jacket states. This first state jacket had two mistakes: the painted subtitle on the front begins "36 Non-Fiction Stories of the Future ...", and the printed blurb on front flap begins, "A collection of thirty-four stories, ....". It appears this flawed first state jacket was withdrawn quickly since it is very scarce. The more common second state jacket corrects both mistakes: the first line of the subtitle on jacket was re-painted to say "35 Science-Fiction Stories of the Future ...", and the printed blurb on jacket flap was corrected to, "A collection of thirty-five stories, ....". A careful comparison of books with both states showed no other differences in jacket or book.
    • Contento1 says the first edition was published in August of 1946. Publication day per Cole checklist of SF anthologies.
    • Tuck and Contento1 mistakenly price this at $3.00, but the price "$2.95" is on top corner of front flap of the dust jacket (both states.)
    • George Salter's signature is on front of jacket, and "Jacket design by George Salter" printed on back flap of jacket. Salter is also credited for the cover art in Robinson, Weinberg and Broecker's Art of Imagination. "Designed by George Salter" is on copyright page.
    • Per Tuck, the 1953 second edition of the book omitted 5 stories: "He Who Shrank", "By His Bootstraps", "The Star-Mouse", "Correspondence Course" and "Brain".
    • OCLC 2844979
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