Bibliography by Publication Order

Key: Number) Title, Author, copyright registration date, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number [retroactive if printed before system started]. back panel appearance in publication order, pages, price. Number of copies printed or later bound, date. Format. Jacket design by. Printing [if given]. Copyright page printer/binder/designer information. Title page information [if varies from cover]. Back panel information. Gnome Press address. [If information not included see variants.]

1) The Carnelian Cube, by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Platt, copyright registration 1Nov48, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 48-28172]. back panel #1, 230 pages, $3.00. 2000 copies printed, 1948; 1400 copies printed, 1949. Hardback. Jacket design by David Kyle. Printed in the United States of America by Adviser Press, Monticello, NY. Title page, jacket, and copyright registration adds “A Humorous Fantasy.” Back panel: Meet the Authors, text and pictures about De Camp and Platt. Gnome Press address given as 421 Claremont Parkway, New York 57.

Variants, in order of priority

1) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page.

2) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red. Second Printing” on copyright page.

3) Beige boards, spine lettered in red. Second Printing” on copyright page.

2) The Porcelain Magician, by Frank Owen, 1948, copyright registration date 20Feb49 (in notice: 1948), Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively [49-8344]. back panel #2, 256 pages, $3.00. 3500 copies printed. Hardback, blue-gray cloth with spine lettered in black featuring a black doodle of a dragon. Physically smaller than standard Gnome Press titles at 5.1 × 7.2 in. Jacket design by Frances E. Dunn. First edition not stated. Printed in the United States of America by Adviser Press, Monticello, New York. Title page and copyright registration add “A Collection of Oriental Fantasies.” Illustrated by Frances E. Dunn. Back panel: 5 forthcoming titles. Gnome Press address given as 421 Claremont Parkway, New York 57.

Variants

None known.

3) The Thirty-first of February, by Nelson Bond, 1949, copyright registration 18Jun49, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number [retroactively [49-49009]. back cover #3, 272 pages. 5000 hardback copies printed, 1949, 112 slipcased hardback copies, 1949; unknown number of trade paperback copies printed, 1952?. Jacket design by James Gibson. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. No printer designated. Title page and copyright registration add “With a Conveyance of Title in Fee Simple by James Branch Cabell.” Back panel prints Cabell poem, and adds Cabell blurb along with a photograph of Bond. No other Gnome titles mentioned; The Carnelian Cube and The Porcelain Magician are listed on the rear flap. Gnome Press address given as 421 Claremont Parkway, New York 57, N. Y.

Variants, no known priority for hardbacks, paperback later

1) (CURREY A) Hardback, crimson cloth with gold lettering on front cover and on black spine. Slipcased in black cardboard. Interior of case may have patterned design or be plain. 100 numbered, signed by Bond; 12 author’s copies. Dust jacket is identical to 2) so retains listed price of $3.00, but sold for $5.00.

2) (CURREY B) Hardback, magenta cloth, spine lettered in black. $3.00.

3) Trade paperback, front cover identical to hardback dust jacket; back cover is blank white. Spine reads The Thirty-first of February • Nelson Bond in magenta lettering on white background. Stated “First Edition” but is later issue.

4) Pattern for Conquest, by George O. Smith, 1949, copyright registration 16Nov49, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 50-3818]. back panel #4, 252 pages, $2.50. 5000 copies printed, 3000? bound as hardback 1949; unknown number of trade paperback copies printed, 1952?. Jacket design by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. Title page, jacket, and copyright registration add “An Interplanetary Adventure.” Back panel: 10 titles plus “The Best Buy of 1950″ untitled. Gnome Press address given as 421 Claremont Parkway, New York 57.

Variants, in order of priority

1) Hardback, light orange cloth, spine lettered in red.

2) Trade paperback, front cover identical to hardback dust jacket, back cover is blank white. Spine reads PATTERN FOR CONQUEST by George O. Smith in black lettering on white background. Stated “FIRST EDITION” but is later issue.

5) Sixth Column, by Robert A. Heinlein, 1949, copyright registration 7Dec49, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number [retroactively 50- 5003]. back panel #5, 256 pages, $2.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, black cloth, spine lettered in red. Red atomic symbol trailing chains to each side on front cover. Jacket design by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. No designated printer. Title page, jacket, and copyright registration add “A science fiction novel of a strange intrigue.” Back panel: 10 titles plus “The Best Buy of 1950″ untitled. Gnome Press address given as 421 Claremont Parkway, New York 57.

Variants

None known.

6) Men Against the Stars, Edited by Martin Greenberg, 1950, Adventures in Science Fiction Series 1, copyright registration 20Mar50, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 50-6637]. back panel #6,19, 351 pages, $2.95. 5000 copies printed 1950; 3000 printed 1952? Hardback, purple cloth-backed spine with gray boards and spine lettered in silver. Rocket and stars embossed into front purple cloth. Jacket illustration by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America.

Variants, in order of priority

1) Back panel: 5 titles listed + 2 forthcoming. Gnome Press address is given as 421 Claremont Parkway, New York 57.

2) Back panel: 15 titles listed. Gnome Press address is given as 80 East 11th St., N. Y. 3.

7) The Castle of Iron, by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, 1950, copyright registration 1Jul50, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 50-11580]. back panel #7, 224 pages, $2.50. 3500 copies printed. Hardback, Red-orange boards with spine lettered in wine-red and a wine-red drawing of a man riding a hippogriff on the front boards. Jacket illustration by Hannes Bok. Physically smaller than most other Gnome Press titles at 5.1 × 7.6 in. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America by H. Wolff. Title page and copyright registration add “A Science Fantasy Adventure.” Back panel: Men Against the Stars. Gnome Press address given as New York 57.

Variants, no priority known

1) (CURREY A) Boards’ spine displays Gnome Press on one line.

2) (CURREY B) Boards’ spine displays Gnome and Press on separate lines.

8) Minions of the Moon, by William Gray Beyer, 1950, copyright registration 15Jul50, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 50-10453]. back panel #8, 190 pages, $2.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, gray-green boards with spine lettered in maroon and the title and a crescent moon cut out against a maroon rectangle on the front boards. Physically smaller than most other Gnome Press titles at 5.1 × 7.6 in. Jacket design by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America. Title page and copyright registration add “A novel of the future.” Back panel: 2 titles. Gnome Press address given as New York 57.

Variants

None known.

9) Conan the Conqueror, by Robert E. Howard, 1950, copyright registration 17Oct50, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 51-2043], 255 pages. back panel #9, $2.75. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, magenta cloth, spine lettered in black. Jacket design by David Kyle; Illustration by John Forte. David Kyle map of Hyborean [sic] Age on front and rear endpapers. “First Printing” on copyright page. Book design by David Kyle. Printed in the United States of America. Title page and copyright registration addThe Hyborean Age.” Back panel shows an excerpt from the Introduction. Gnome Press address given as New York.

Variants

None known.

10) Cosmic Engineers, by Clifford D. Simak, 1950, copyright registration 25Nov50, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 51-9901]. back panel #10, 224 pages, $2.50. 5000 hardback copies printed, 1950; unknown number of trade paperback copies printed, 1952?. Jacket design by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed in the U.S.A. Title page and copyright registration add “An Interplanetary Novel;” jacket adds “An Interplanetary Saga.” Back panel: 2 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3, N. Y.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Hardback, blue cloth, spine lettered in yellow.

2) (CURREY B) Hardback, tan boards, spine lettered in black.

3) Trade paperback, front cover identical to hardback dust jacket, back cover is blank white. Spine reads COSMIC ENGINEERS by Clifford D. Simak printed in blue lettering on white spine. Stated “FIRST EDITION” but is later issue.

11) I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov, 1950, copyright registration 20Dec50, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 51-9134]. back panel #11. 253 pages, $2.50. 5000 hardback copies printed, 1950; unknown number of trade paperback copies printed, 1951?. Jacket design by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Book Design by David Kyle. Printed in the U.S.A. Back panel: 2 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3, N. Y.

Variants, in order of priority

1) Hardback, red cloth, spine lettered in black. Robot holding gearwheel on front cover, gear only on spine.

2) Trade paperback, front cover identical to hardback dust jacket, back cover is blank white. Spine reads I, ROBOT by Isaac Asimov in black lettering on white spine. Stated “FIRST EDITION” but is later issue.

12) Journey to Infinity, Edited by Martin Greenberg, Adventures in Science Fiction series 2, 1951, copyright registration 3Jan51, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 51-9207], back panels #12,22, 381 pages, $3.50. 5000 copies printed 1951; 2500 printed 1953?. Hardback, dark green cloth-backed spine with fawn cloth and spine lettered in silver. Man reaching toward star embossed into front cloth. Jacket illustration by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. Colonial Press, Inc. Printers. David Kyle, Book Designer.

Variants

1) DJ Spine: Gnome “spaceman” 1.1”. Back panel: 10 titles, prose intro, Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

2) DJ Spine: Gnome “spaceman” 0.7”. Back panel: 30 titles, no intro, Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N. Y. 3. Second printing from 1953, but not indicated as such.

13) Renaissance, by Raymond F. Jones, 1951, copyright registration date 15Apr51, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 51-10436]. back panel #13, 255 pages, $2.75. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, dark blue cloth, spine lettered in red. Dust jacket designed by David Kyle. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. This book designed by David Kyle and printed by The Colonial Press, Inc. Manufactured in the United States of America. Title page and copyright registration add “A Science Fiction Novel of Two Human Worlds;” jacket adds “A Novel of Mankind on Two Worlds.” Back panel: 10 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

14) Typewriter in the Sky and Fear, by L. Ron Hubbard, 1951, copyright registration date 15May51, Library of Congress catalog card no. none given [51-3763]. back panel #14, 256 pages, $2.75. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, light orange cloth with spine lettered in black. Jacket design by David Kyle. “FIRST EDITION” stated on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America by the Colonial Press, Inc., and designed by David Kyle. Title page, jacket and copyright registration add “Two Novels.” Back panel: 10 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

15) Seetee Ship, by Will Stewart (pseud. of Jack Williamson), 1951, copyright registration 15Jul51, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 51-11667], 255 pages. back panel #15, $2.75. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, black cloth, spine lettered in orange. Jacket design by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” stated on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. Colonial Press, Printers. David Kyle, Designer. Jacket adds “An Interplanetary Novel.” Back panel: 10 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

16) Foundation, by Isaac Asimov, 1951, copyright registration 15Sep51, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 51-13439], 255 pages. back panels #16,27, $2.75. 5000 copies printed, 1951; 2500 copies printed, 1954. Dust jacket design by David Kyle. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Designer: David Kyle. Printer: Colonial Press Inc. Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Hardback, dark blue cloth, spine lettered in red. Galaxy icon on front cover. Words on spine horizontal. Boards are 8.3 x 5.4”. Sheets measure 0.6” across the top. Back panel: 3 titles plus forthcoming Fantasy Calendar for 1952. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3.

2) (CURREY B) Hardback, dark blue boards, spine lettered in red. Front cover blank. Words on spine vertical. Boards are 8.1 x 5.0”. Sheets measure 0.5” across the top. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

17) Tomorrow and Tomorrow and The Fairy Chessmen, by Lewis Padgett (pseud. of Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore), 1951, copyright registration 1Dec51, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number none [51-14785]. back panel #16, 254 pages, $2.75. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, dark gray boards, spine lettered in black. Dust jacket design by Harry Harrison. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed and bound in the United States of America by H. Wolff and designed by David Kyle. Title page, jacket, and copyright registration add “Two Science-Fiction Novels.” Back panel: 3 titles plus 1952 Fantasy Calendar. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

18) Travelers of Space, Edited by Martin Greenberg, Adventures in Science Fiction Series 3, 1951, copyright registration 3Jan52 [in notice: 1951], Library of Congress Catalog Card Number none [52-6594]. back panels #17,22, 400 pages, $3.95. 5000 copies printed 1951; 2500 printed 1953? Hardback, red cloth-backed spine with gray cloth and silver lettering. Rocket ship traveling between stars embossed into front cloth. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. Colonial Press, Inc. Printers. David Kyle, Book Designer.

Variants

1) Red and black jacket depicting aliens; front flap: Jacket Illustrations by Edd Cartier with Design by David Kyle; Back panel: 10 titles, prose intro. Gnome Press address is given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

2) Blue two-color cover; front flap: Illustrations by Edd Cartier with Jacket Design by Ric Binkley; Back panel: 30 titles, no intro. Gnome Press address is given as 80 East 11th St., N. Y.

19) The Sword of Conan, by Robert E. Howard, 1952, copyright registration 1Apr52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 52-9402]. back panel #18, 251 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, magenta cloth, spine lettered in black. Jacket design by David Kyle. David Kyle map of Hyborean Age on front and rear endpapers. “First Printing” on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America. Title page and copyright registration add “The Hyborean Age.” Back panel: 14 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

20) Five Science Fiction Novels, Compiled by Martin Greenberg, 1952, copyright registration 1Apr52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 52-9500]. back panel #19, 382 pages, $3.50. 6500 copies printed. Hardback, black cloth-backed spine with orange-red boards and spine lettered in silver. Jacket design by Frank Kelly Frease [typo for Freas]. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. Colonial Press, Inc. Printers. David Kyle, Book Designer. Back panel: 15 titles. Gnome Press address is given as 80 East 11th St., N. Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

21) Sands of Mars, by Arthur C. Clarke. 1952, copyright registration 15Apr52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 52-10185]. back panels #20,27,39, 216 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed, 1952; 1500 copies printed, 1954; 1500 copies printed, 1957. Hardback. Jacket design by Ric Binkley. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page.

Variants, priority of 1957 bindings not known

1) Dark red boards, spine lettered in black, printed 1952. Dust jacket, front cover: dense star field, smooth planets, Binkley signature at bottom; rear flap: 18 titles. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 4 titles; Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

2) [Boards not seen] Printed 1954. Dust jacket: front cover: sparse star field, mottled planets, Binkley signature vertically up right edge; rear flap: Two More Great Books by Arthur C. Clarke. Back panel: 32 titles, Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

3) Dark red boards, spine lettered in black, printed 1957. Dust jacket: front cover: sparse star field, mottled planets, Binkley signature vertically up right edge; rear flap: Two More Great Books by Arthur C. Clarke. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by Noble Offset Printers, Inc. Back panel: 37 titles, Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161 Hicksville, N.Y.

4) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red, printed 1957, bound? dust jacket: front cover: sparse star field, mottled planets, Binkley signature vertically up right edge; rear flap: Two More Great Books by Arthur C. Clarke. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by Noble Offset Printers, Inc. Back panel: 37 titles, Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161 Hicksville, N.Y. [Not in CHALKER]

5) Green boards, spine lettered in black, Different paper from 1957 bindings, new printing of unknown date? jacket: front cover: sparse star field, mottled planets, Binkley signature vertically up right edge; rear flap: Two More Great Books by Arthur C. Clarke. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by Noble Offset Printers, Inc. Back panel: 37 titles, Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161 Hicksville, N.Y. [Not in CHALKER]

True first edition

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1951.

22) The Mixed Men, by A. E. van Vogt, 1952, copyright registration 1May52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 52-10217]. back panel #20, 253 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed, 3000 bound 1952, 2000 bound 1953? Hardback. Cover design by Ric Binkley. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Designed by: David Kyle. Printed by: H. Wolff. Manufactured in the United States of America. Back panel: 4 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

1) (CURREY A) Dark blue boards, spine lettered in red.

2) (CURREY B) Dark blue cloth, spine lettered in red. [not seen]

23) Robots Have No Tails, by Lewis Padgett (pseud. of Henry Kuttner), 1952, copyright registration 15May52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 52-10383]. back panel #20, 224 pages, $2.75. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, red-orange boards, spine lettered in black. Dust jacket Illustration by Ric Binkley. “FIRST EDITION” stated on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 4 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

24) City, by Clifford D. Simak, 1952, copyright registration 15May52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 52-10460]. back panel #20, 224 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, green boards, spine lettered in dark blue. Jacket Design by Frank Kelly Frease [typo for Freas]. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printer: H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U. S. A. Back panel: 4 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

25) Foundation and Empire, by Isaac Asimov, 1951, copyright registration 15Sep52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 52-12466], title #28, back panel #21,32,39, 247 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed, 1951; 2500 copies printed, 1956?, unknown number bound 1961?. Dust jacket design by Edd Cartier. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Designer: David Kyle. Printer: H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A.

 Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A1A) Hardback, red boards, spine lettered in black, 1951. “Gnome Press” on spine measures 0.9” wide, sheets bulk 0.8”. Four-color dust jacket, background in plain red, “SCIENCE FICTION” on top of spine, GNOME imprint at bottom, “A new science fiction novel by” on cover, front flap has GNOME PRESS/NEW YORK. Back panel: 26 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3.

2) (CURREY C2x) Hardback, green boards, spine lettered in black, second printing 1956?. “Gnome Press” on spine measures 1.1” wide, sheets bulk 0.9”. Dust jacket printed in blue and black only, GNOME PRESS imprint on spine, cover background includes clouds, “SCIENCE FICTION” on upper left of cover, front flap has GNOME PRESS/NEW YORK. Back panel: 36 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3. “FICTION BOOKS    OUTSTANDING SCIENCE” at base. (cover variant not in CURREY).

3) (CURREY C2B) Hardback, green boards, spine lettered in black, release unknown. “Gnome Press” on spine measures 1.1” wide, sheets bulk 0.9”. Dust jacket printed in blue and black only, GNOME PRESS imprint on spine, cover background includes clouds, “SCIENCE FICTION” on upper left of cover, front flap has GNOME PRESS/P. O. Box 161, HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3

4) (CURREY B2B) Hardback, red boards, spine lettered in black, 1961?. “Gnome Press” on spine measures 1.1” wide, sheets bulk 0.9”. Dust jacket printed in blue and black only, GNOME PRESS imprint on spine, cover background includes clouds, “SCIENCE FICTION” on upper left of cover, front flap has “GNOME PRESS/P. O. Box 161/HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK”. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

26) The Starmen, by Leigh Brackett, 1952, copyright registration date 15Nov52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 52-13840]. back panel #21, 213 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, gray boards, spine lettered in black. Jacket Design by Ric Binkley. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America. Back panel: 26 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

27) Judgment Night, by C. L. Moore, 1952, copyright registration 15Dec52, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 53-1769]. back panel #21, 344 pages, $3.50. 4000 copies printed, 2500 bound 1952, 1500 bound 1954? Hardback. Jacket design by Frank Kelly Frease [typo for Freas]. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. This book was printed and bound by H. Wolff. Manufactured in the United States of America. Title page and copyright registration add “a selection of science fiction.” Back panel: 26 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Blue-gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

2) (CURREY B) Blue-gray boards, spine lettered in dark blue.

28) King Conan, by Robert E. Howard, 1953, copyright registration 2Mar53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 53-8200], 255 pages. back panel #21, $3.00. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, red cloth, spine lettered in black. Jacket design by David Kyle. David Kyle map of Hyborean Age on front and rear endpapers. “First Printing” on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America. Title page adds “The Hyborean Age.” Back panel: 26 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

29) The Robot and the Man, Edited by Martin Greenberg, Adventures in Science Fiction Series 4, 1953, copyright registration 15Mar53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 53-9363]. back panel #22, 251 pages, $2.95. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, tan cloth with dark brown cloth-backed spine and silver lettering. Jacket Design by Ric Binkley. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Country Life Press, Printers. Back panel: 30 titles. Gnome Press address is given as 80 East 11th St., N. Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

30) Iceworld, by Hal Clement, 1953, copyright registration 15Apr53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 53-9547]. back panel #23, 216 pages, $2.50. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, blue-green boards, spine lettered in maroon. Jacket design by Ric Binkley. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed by H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

31) Against the Fall of Night, by Arthur C. Clarke, 1953, copyright registration 15Apr53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 53-9537]. back panel #23, 223 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, blue boards, spine lettered in red. Jacket Design by Frank Kelly Frease [typo for Freas]. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Back panel: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

32) Children of the Atom, by Wilmar H. Shiras, 1953, copyright registration 15May53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 53-10534]. back panel #23, 216 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, dark red cloth, spine lettered in black. Jacket Design by Frank Kelly Frease [typo for Freas]. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Back panel: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

33) Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov, 1953. copyright registration 15May53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 53-10530], back panel #23, 210 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed, 1951; 2500 copies printed, 1955?. Hardback. Jacket design by Ric Binkley. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Jacket adds Back panel: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Blue boards, spine lettered in brown.

2) (CURREY B) Green boards, spine lettered in black.

3) (CURREY C) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red. 1955 printing. [not seen]

34) Mutant, by Lewis Padgett (pseud. of Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore), 1953, copyright registration 20Oct53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 53-12601. back panel #24, 210 pages, $2.75. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, blue boards, spine lettered in black. Jacket Design by Ric Binkley. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed by H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

35) The Complete Book of Outer Space, Edited by Jeffrey Logan, 1953, copyright registration 20Oct53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 55-2168]. back panel #25, 144 pages, $2.50. 3000 copies printed. Hardback, yellow boards, spine lettered in red. Physically larger than all other Gnome Press titles at 6.3 × 9.7”. Jacket unsigned [by Chesley Bonestell]. No edition or printer designated. Copyright Maco Magazine Corporation. Back panel: table of contents.

Variants

None known.

True first edition

New York: Maco Magazine Corp., 1953.

36) The Coming of Conan, by Robert E. Howard, 1953, copyright registration 25Oct53, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 53-12602], 224 pages. back panel #24, $3.00. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, red cloth, spine lettered in black. Jacket design by Frank Kelly Freas. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed by H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

37) Space Lawyer, by Nat Schachner, 1953, copyright registration date 1Nov53, Library of Congress catalog card no. 53-12603. back panel #24, 222 pages, $2.75. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, yellow boards, spine lettered in green. Jacket Design by Ric Binkley. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed by H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back cover: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

38) Shambleau and Others, by C. L. Moore, 1953, copyright registration 1Nov53, Library of Congress catalog card no. 53-12604. back panel #24, 224 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, teal boards, spine lettered in maroon. Jacket Design by Ric Binkley. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed by H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

39) Prelude to Space, by Arthur C. Clarke, 1954, copyright registration 10Mar1954, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 54-7257. back panel #26, 191 pages, $2.50. 5000 copies printed 1954, later printing date unknown. Hardback. Jacket design by Emsh. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Back panel: 31 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N. Y. 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Mottled blue and black boards, spine lettered in yellow.

2) (CURREY B) Black boards, spine lettered in red.

3) (CURREY C) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

True first edition

New York: World Editions, Inc. (Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3), 1951.

40) Lost Continents, by L. Sprague de Camp, 1954, copyright registration 25Mar54, Library of Congress catalog card number 54-7253. back panel #28, 362 pages, $5.00. Either 3000 or 5000 copies originally printed by Prime Press, some bound 1954, second binding 1961?. Hardback. Jacket design by L. Robert Tschirky and Ric Binkley. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Title page adds “The Atlantis Theme in History, Science, and Literature.” 17 illustrations and maps. Back panel: 32 books. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) Mottled green cloth boards with silver spine lettering and an embossed silver drawing of underwater ruins on the front boards copied from the dust jacket.

2) Gray cloth boards with red spine lettering and a red drawing of underwater ruins on the front boards copied from the dust jacket.

41) Mel Oliver and Space Rover on Mars, by William Morrison (pseud. of Joseph Samachson), 1954, copyright registration 15Jul54, Library of Congress catalog card number 54-7254. back panel #26, 191 pages, $2.50. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, yellow boards with red drawings of Mel Oliver and Space Rover on front and spine lettered in red. Jacket design by Emsh. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Designed by Sidney Solomon. Back panel: 31 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

42) The Forgotten Planet, by Murray Leinster (pseud. of William Fitzgerald Jenkins), 1954, copyright registration 21Jul54, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 54-7255, 177 pages. back panels #26,27, $2.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback. “Star” dots on boards. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed in the USA by H. Wolff, New York. Designed by Betty Kormusis. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, 1) through 5) listed in probable priority

1) (CURREY A) Cream cloth, 1954. “Jacket design by Emsh” stated on rear flap [but cover signed by [Ric] Binkley]. Back panel: 32 titles. [not seen]

2) (CURREY B) Mottled cream boards, 1954. “Jacket design by Emsh” stated on rear flap [but cover signed by [Ric] Binkley]. Back panel: 32 titles.

3) (CURREY C) Tan boards, 1954. “Jacket design by Emsh” stated on rear flap [but cover signed by [Ric] Binkley]. Back panel: 32 titles.

4) (CURREY D) Gray cloth, bound 1957?. “Jacket design by Emsh” stated on rear flap [but cover signed by [Ric] Binkley]. Back panel: 32 titles.

5) Green boards, 1957?. “Jacket design by Emsh” stated on rear flap [but cover signed by [Ric] Binkley]. Back panel: 32 titles. [Not in CURREY]

Variant cover, no priority known

6) Emsh [Ed Emshwiller] signed jacket of man fighting giant beetle. Tan boards, spine and “star” dots lettered in green, identical to (3), printed 1954. “A NOTE ON GNOME JUNIORS” replaces “distributed by ASSOCIATED BOOKSELLERS” on rear flap. “Jacket design by Emsh” stated on rear flap. Back panel: 31 titles, arranged in different order as 1)-5).

43) Northwest of Earth, by C. L. Moore, 1954, copyright registration 25Oct54, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number, 54-12145. back panel #28, 212 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, teal cloth, spine lettered in red. Jacket Design by Ric Binkley. “First Edition” on copyright page. Composition by: Slugs Composition Company. Printing & binding by: H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 31 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

44) Conan the Barbarian, by Robert E. Howard, 1954, copyright registration 1Nov54, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 54-12146, 224 pages. back panel #28, $3.00. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, red cloth, spine lettered in black. Jacket design by Emsh. First Edition” on copyright page. Type set by: Slugs Composition Company. Printing & Binding by: H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 31 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

45) Undersea Quest, by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson, copyright registration date 25Nov54, Library of Congress catalog card no. 54-7256. back panel #26, 1954, 189 pages, $2.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, light green cloth, spine lettered in maroon. Jacket design by Emsh. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Composition by Slugs Composition Co., New York. Printing & Binding by H. Wolff Book Mfg. Company. Back panel: 31 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

 46) All About the Future, Edited by Martin Greenberg, Adventures in Science Fiction Series 5, 1955, copyright registration 15Jan55, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 54-13101. back panel #28, 374 pages, $3.50. 5000 copies printed 1955, some bound 1958? Hardback. Jacket design by Ed Emsh. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Type & Design by: Slugs Composition Co., New York, N.Y. Printing & binding by: H. Wolff, N. Y. Back panel: 31 titles. Gnome Press address is given as 80 East 11th St., N. Y. 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1). Dark-gray boards with red cloth spine backing, spine lettered in silver. No embossing in front cloth.

2). Black boards, spine lettered in red. [Not in CHALKER]

47) Science Fiction Terror Tales, Edited by Groff Conklin, 1955, copyright registration 15Feb55, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-6842. back panel #29, 262 pages, $3.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, maroon cloth, spine lettered in black. Jacket Design by Ed Emsh. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Printing & binding by H. Wolff. Back panel: 39 titles. Gnome Press address is given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

True first edition

New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1955 (Pocket Books 1045).

48) Star Bridge, by Jack Williamson & James Gunn, 1955, copyright registration 25Mar55, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-5463, back panel #29, 221 pages, $3.00. 5000 hardback copies printed 1955, unknown number of copies printed?, 900 remaindered. Jacket design by Mel Hunter. “First edition” on copyright page. Type set by: Slugs Composition Company. Printing and binding by: H. Wolfe. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 39 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11St., New York 3.

 Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Gray striped boards with red cloth shelf back, spine lettered in black, 9.25 x 6.4”.

2) (CURREY B) Gray boards [CURREY says cloth], spine lettered in red, 9 x 6.4”. Unstated second printing.

49) Address: Centauri, by F. L. Wallace, 1955, copyright registration 25Apr55, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-6843. back panel #29, 220 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback. Cover design by Ed Emsh. “First Edition” on copyright page. Type set by: Slugs Composition Company. Printing & Binding by: H. Wolff. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 39 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, no known priority

1) Tan boards, spine lettered in black.

2) Dark blue cloth, spine lettered in red.

50) Sargasso of Space, by Andrew North (pseud. of Andre Norton), 1955, copyright registration 25May55, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 56-5464. back panel #29, 185 pages, $2.50. 4000 copies printed 1955, unknown number bound?. Hardback. Jacket design by Ed Emsh. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Title page and jacket adds “A Dane Thorson – Solar Queen Adventure.” Back panel: 39 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Gray cloth, spine lettered in black.

2) (CURREY B) Tan boards, spine lettered in black.

51) Reprieve From Paradise, by H. Chandler Elliott, 1955, copyright registration 25Jul55, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-5465, back panel #29, 256 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback. Jacket design by: Mel Hunter. First edition not stated. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 39 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, no known priority

1) Teal cloth, spine lettered in maroon.

2) Tan boards, spine lettered in black.

52) This Fortress World, by James E. Gunn, 1955, copyright registration date 25Oct55, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-12188. back panel #30, 216 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback. Jacket design by Murray Tinkelman. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 43 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Blue-gray boards speckled with red with light blue cloth shelf back, spine lettered in black.

2) (CURREY B) Tan boards, spine lettered in black.

53) Tales of Conan, by Robert E. Howard, 1955, copyright registration 5Dec55, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-12268, 219 pages. back panel #29, $3.00. 5000 copies printed. Hardback. Jacket design by Emsh. Frontispiece of David Kyle map of Hyborian Age. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 39 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants, 1) has priority; 2) through 5) not known

1) (CURREY A) Red boards, spine lettered in black.

2) (CURREY D) Gray boards, spine lettered in red.

3) (CURREY E) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

4) (CURREY B) Green boards, spine lettered in black. [not seen].

5) (CURREY C) Black boards, spine lettered in red. [not seen].

54) Plague Ship, by Andrew North (pseud. of Andre Norton), 1956, copyright registration 2Feb56, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 56-7843. back panel #31, 192 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed 1956; three bindings: 2500 tan boards, 1956; 1500 tan cloth, 1958?; 1000? red boards and gray boards, 1959?. Hardback. Jacket design by Ed Emsh. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Title page and jacket add “A Dane Thorson Solar Queen Adventure.” Back panel: 36 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Tan boards, spine lettered in black.

2) (CURREY B) Tan cloth, spine lettered in black.

3) (CURREY C) Gray boards, spine lettered in red. [not seen]

4) (CURREY D) Red boards, spine lettered in black.

55) Interplanetary Hunter, by Arthur K. Barnes, 1956, copyright registration 15Mar56, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 56-7844. back panel #31, 231 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, gray cloth, spine lettered in red. Jacket design by: Ed Emsh and W. I. Van der Poel. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York.  Back panel: 36 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3.

Variants

None known.

56) S-F: The Year’s Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy, Edited by Judith Merril, 1956, no copyright registration, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 56-8938. back panel #31, 352 pages, $3.95. 3000 copies printed. Hardback. Jacket design by Emsh. “First Edition” stated on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. Printed by: Noble Offset. Binding by: H. Wolff. Back panel: 36 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Red cloth, spine lettered in black.

2) (CURREY B) Red boards, spine lettered in black.

 True first edition

New York: Dell Publishing Co, 1956 (Dell First Edition, B103, First printing – April 1956).

57) Highways in Hiding, by George O. Smith, 1956, copyright registration 15Jul56, Library of Congress catalog card 56-10475. back panel #31, 223 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, gray boards, spine lettered in red. Jacket design by Emsh. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 36 titles. Gnome Press address is given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

58) Undersea Fleet, by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson, 1956, copyright registration 1Sep56, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-12189. back panel #31, 187 pages. $2.75. 5000 copies printed 1956, unknown number bound?. Hardback. Cover by Ed Emsh. “FIRST EDITION” stated on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America. Back panel: 36 titles. Gnome’s address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, no known priority

1) (CURREY A) Green cloth, spine lettered in brown.

2) (CURREY B) Blue-green boards, spine lettered in brown.

3) (CURREY C) Red boards, spine lettered in black.

4) (CURREY D) Gray boards, spine lettered in red. [not seen]

59) Coming Attractions, edited by Martin Greenberg, Adventures in Science Fiction series 6, 1957, copyright registration 15Mar57, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 56-7845. back panel #33, 254 pages, $3.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, gray cloth with red cloth spine and silver lettering. No embossing on front cloth. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Printing & binding by: H. Wolff, New York, N.Y. Back panel: 34 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

60) The Seedling Stars, by James Blish, 1957, copyright registration 1Apr57, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 57-7109. back panel #33, 185 pages, $3.00. 5000 copies printed 1957, later printing or binding 1959. Hardback. Jacket design by Lionel Dillon. “First Edition” stated on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back cover: 34 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, 1) through 3) no known priority in 1957; 4) and 5) probably 1959 but no known priority

1) (CURREY A) Green boards, spine lettered in brown. [CURREY states lettering is black].

2) (CURREY B) Red boards, spine lettered in black.

3) (CURREY C) Gray boards, spine lettered in red.

4) (CURREY D) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red, known later state.

5) Black boards, spine lettered in red. [Not in CURREY]

61) Colonial Survey, by Murray Leinster (pseud. of William Fitzgerald Jenkins), 1957, copyright registration 15Apr57, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 57-7110. back panel #33, 185 pages, $3.00. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, gray boards, spine lettered in green. Jacket design by Wallace Wood. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 34 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

62) Two Sought Adventure, by Fritz Leiber, 1957, copyright registration date 15May57, Library of Congress catalog card no. 57-7112. back panel #34, 186 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed, 1957; 3000 bound 1957; 1000 bound 1959 and 1960. Jacket design by Lionel Dillon. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printing & Binding by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address listed as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, 1) is known first, 2) and 3) priority unknown

1) (CURREY A) Black boards, spine lettered in red.

2) (CURREY B) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

3) (CURREY C) Red boards, spine lettered in black.

63) SF: ’57 The Year’s Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy, Edited by Judith Merril, 1957, copyright registration 9Jul57, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 56-8938. back panel #34, 320 pages, $3.95. 3000 copies printed. Hardback, red cloth, spine lettered in black. Larger than the standard at 8.6 x 5.7”. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel. “First Edition” stated on copyright page. Designed by Western Printing & Lithographing Company. Printed by Noble Offset Co., New York. Bound by H. Wolff, New York. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

True first edition

New York: Dell Publishing Co, 1957 (Dell First Edition, B110, First printing – July 1957.

64) Earthman’s Burden, by Poul Anderson & Gordon Dickson, 1957, copyright registration 25Jul57, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 57-7111. back panel #34, 185 pages, $3.00. 5000 copies printed, 2000 bound 1957, 1000? bound 1959?, 2000 remaindered. Hardback. Jacket Design by Edd Cartier. “First edition” on copyright page. Printed in the USA by H. Wolff, New York. Interior art by Edd Cartier. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome’s address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, in probable order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Pale blue boards, spine lettered in dark blue.

2) (CURREY B) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

3) Red boards, spine lettered in black [Not in CURREY]

65) The Return of Conan, by Björn Nyberg & L. Sprague de Camp, 1957, copyright registration 25Aug57, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 55-7113, 191 pages. back panel #34, $3.00. 5000 hardbound copies printed. Hardback, red boards, spine lettered in black. Jacket design by Wallace Wood. “First Printing” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., N.Y. 3.

Variants

None known.

66) The Shrouded Planet, by Robert Randall (pseud. of Robert Silverberg and Randall Garrett), 1957, copyright registration 25Sep57, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 57-14671. back cover #38, 188 pages, $3.00. 5000 copies printed, 2038 remaindered. Hardback, black boards, spine has light blue shadow lettering. Jacket design not listed (sources give Wallace Wood). “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address is given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N. Y.

Variants

None known.

67) They’d Rather Be Right, by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley (pseud. of Frank Rhylick), 1957, copyright registration date 25Oct57, Library of Congress catalog card no. 57-14670. back panels #34, 189 pages, $3.00. 5000 copies printed, 2065 remaindered. Hardback, black boards, spine lettered in blue-green. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants

None known.

68) The Survivors, by Tom Godwin, 1958, copyright registration 25Feb58, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 57-14672. back panel #36, 190 pages, $3.00. 5000 copies printed 1958, unknown number bound?, 1084 remaindered. Hardback. Jacket design not listed (Wallace Wood per CHALKER). No first edition designation. Printed in the United States of America. Back panel: 39 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

 Variants, in probable order of priority

1) Light blue boards, spine lettered in black.

2) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

69) Methuselah’s Children, by Robert A. Heinlein, 1958, copyright registration date 15Apr58, Library of Congress catalog card no. 58-6984. back panels #34,35,[36,37 not seen], 188 pages, $3.00. 7500 copies printed. Hardback. Jacket design by Lionel Dillon. Future History printed on front and rear endpapers except as noted. No first edition stated. No designated printer. P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N. Y. on rear flap.

Variants, priority after 1) not known

1) (CURREY AA1) Black boards, spine lettered in red, dust jacket has white spine and back panel, 35 titles on back panel, Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, New York 3. Known priority.

2) (CURREY AA2) Black boards, spine lettered in red, dust jacket has white spine and back panel, 35 titles on back panel, Gnome Press address given as New York.

3) (CURREY CA2) Red boards, dust jacket has tan spine and back panel, spine lettered in black, 35 titles on back panel, Gnome Press address given as New York.

4) Gray cloth, dust jacket has tan spine and back panel, spine lettered in red, 35 titles on back panel, Gnome Press address given as New York. [Not in CURREY]

5) Green boards, spine lettered in black, 35 titles on rear panel, Gnome Press address given as New York. Future History not printed on rear endpapers. [Not in CURREY]

6) (CURREY BA1) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red, 35 titles on back panel, Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3. [not seen]

7) (CURREY DB) Green boards, spine lettered in black, 32 titles on rear panel, Gnome Press address given as New York. [not seen]

8) (CURREY EB) Red cloth, 32 titles on rear panel, Gnome Press address given as New York. [not seen or verified]

70) Undersea City, Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson, 1958, copyright registration 1Jul58, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 57-14673. back panel #34, 188 pages, $2.75. 5000 copies printed 1958: 2000 bound 1958; 1000 bound 1959?; rest remaindered. Hardback. Jacket design by Wallace Wood. “First Edition” stated on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th St., New York 3.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Black boards, spine lettered in red.

2) (CURREY B) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

71) SF: ’58 The Year’s Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy, Edited by Judith Merril, 1958, copyright registration 15Jul58, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 56-8938. back panel #38, 255 pages, $3.50. 4000 copies printed, 1263 remaindered. Hardback. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel, Jr. “First printing” stated on copyright page. Designed by Western Printing & Lithographing Company. Printed by Noble Offset Co., New York. Bound by H. Wolff, New York. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back cover: 35 titles. Gnome Press address given as P.O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants, in probable priority

1) (CURREY A) Red boards, spine lettered in black.

2) (CURREY B) Red cloth, spine lettered in black.

True first edition

New York: Dell Publishing Co, 1958 (Dell First Edition, B119, First printing – July 1958).

72) Tros of Samothrace, by Talbot Mundy, 1958, [no copyright registration], Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 58-8768]. back panel #38, 949 pages. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, Fantasy Classic Library on spine replacing Gnome. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel and Lionell [typo of Lionel] Dillon. “GNOME PRESS EDITION 1958” on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants, in probable order of priority

1) Black cloth, spine lettered in silver and red, $4.95.

2) Green boards, spine lettered in black. [dust jacket not seen; possibly priced $5.95 or $6.00]

True first edition

New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1934.

73) Starman’s Quest, by Robert Silverberg, 1959, [no copyright registration], Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 58-8767. back panel #40, 185 pages, $3.00, 5000 copies printed, 2000 bound 1958, 1000 bound 1960?, rest remaindered. Hardback. Cover by Stan Mack. “First edition” on copyright page. No printer designated. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address given as “P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N. Y.

 Variants, listed in order of priority

1) (CURREY A), Dark blue-gray boards, spine lettered in yellow.

2) (CURREY B), Gray boards, spine lettered in red.

3) (CURREY C), Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

74) The Path of Unreason, by George O. Smith, 1959, copyright registration 25Jul59, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 58-8766. back panel #40, 187 pages, $3.00. 5000 copies printed, 2000 remaindered. Hardback, gray boards, spine lettered in red. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel. “FIRST EDITION” on copyright page. No printer designated. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants

None known.

75) Purple Pirate, by Talbot Mundy, 1959, [no copyright registration], Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given, copyright registration [none]. back panel #36, 367 pages, $4.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, black cloth, spine lettered in silver and red, Fantasy Classic Library on spine replacing Gnome. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel. “GNOME PRESS EDITION 1959” stated on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America. Back panel: 35 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants

None known.

True first edition

New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935.

76) SF: ‘59 The Year’s Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy, Edited by Judith Merril, 1959, copyright registration 30Jun59, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 56-8938. back panel #40, 256 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel, Jr. “First printing” stated on copyright page. Designed by Western Printing & Lithographing Company. Printed by Noble Offset Co., New York. Bound by H. Wolff, New York. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants, in probable order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Red boards, spine lettered in black.

2) (CURREY B) Green boards, spine lettered in black.

3) (CURREY C) Red cloth, spine lettered in black.

True first edition

Dell First Edition, B129, (New York: Dell Publishing Co), First printing – June 1959.

77) The Dawning Light, Robert Randall (pseud. of Robert Silverberg and Randall Garrett), 1959, copyright registration 25Aug59, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 59-9316. back panel #40, 191 pages, $3.00. 5000 copies printed, 1530 remaindered. Hardback, black boards, spine lettered in red. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel, Jr. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff, New York. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants

None known.

78) The Bird of Time, Wallace West, 1959, copyright registration 25Oct59, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 59-9315. back panel #40, 256 pages, $3.50. 5000 copies printed, 2102 remaindered. Hardback, red boards, spine lettered in black. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel, Jr. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America by H. Wolff. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants

None known.

79) The Menace from Earth, by Robert A. Heinlein, 1959, copyright registration date 25Nov59, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 59-15187. back panel #40, 255 pages, $3.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, black cloth, spine lettered in silver and gold. Jacket design uncredited (likely W. I. Van der Poel, Jr.). “First edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America by H. Wolff. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N. Y.

Variants

None known.

80) The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, by Robert A. Heinlein, 1959, copyright registration date 25Dec59, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 59-15188. back panel #40, 256 pages, $3.50. 5000 copies printed. Hardback, gray cloth, spine lettered in yellow, red, and wine red. Jacket design by W. I. van der Poel. “First edition” stated on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America by H. Wolff. Back panel: 32 titles.

Variants

None known.

81) Agent of Vega, by James H. Schmitz, 1960, copyright registration 25Mar60, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 60-10555. back panel #40, 191 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed, 1750 bound 1960, 1000 bound c1961-2, rest remaindered. Hardback. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel. “First Edition” on copyright page. Printed in the United States of America by H. Wolff. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants

1) (CURREY A) Light blue boards, spine lettered in gold.

2) (CURREY B) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

82) The Vortex Blaster, by Edward E. Smith, Ph D., 1960, copyright registration 25Jun60, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 60-4973]. back panel #40, 191 pages, $3.00, 3000 copies printed, 1960, 500 bound 1962?, 6? bound in wrappers, date unknown. Cover design by W. I. Van der Poel. “First Edition” stated on copyright page. No printer designated [actually Church Center Press, Meyerstown, PA]. Manufactured in the U.S.A. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address listed as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville N.Y.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A1) Hardback, blue boards, spine lettered in yellow.

2) (CURREY A2) Hardback, gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

3) (CURREY A3) Wrappers, gray stiff paper, blank spine, black lettering on cover.

83) Drunkard’s Walk, by Frederik Pohl, 1961, no copyright registration [book states 1960], Library of Congress Catalog Card Number [none]. back panel #41, 160 pages, $2.75. 3000 copies printed. Hardback, tan boards, spine lettered in black. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel, Jr. Printed in the United States of America. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants

None known.

True first edition

New York: Ballantine Books, 1960. Paperback #439 K.

84) Invaders from the Infinite, by John W. Campbell, Jr., 1961, copyright registration 15Mar61, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given [retroactively 60-53080]. back panel #41, 189 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel, Jr. “First Edition” stated on copyright page. Printed in U.S.A. Back panel: 32 titles. Gnome Press address given as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville, N.Y.

Variants, in order of priority

1) (CURREY A) Blue boards, spine lettered in yellow.

2) (CURREY B) Gray cloth, spine lettered in red.

85) Gray Lensman, by Edward E. Smith, Ph D., 1961, [no copyright registration], Library of Congress Catalog Card Number not given. back panel #41, 306 pages, $3.50. 3000 copies printed. Jacket design by Hubert Rogers. Illustrations by Ric Binkley. Copyright page repeats the “First Edition” and “Copyright 1951 by Edward E. Smith, Ph. D.” from the Fantasy Press edition. Printed in U.S.A. Noble Offset Printer’s [sic] Inc. Back panel: 29 titles. Gnome Press address listed as P. O. Box 161, Hicksville N.Y.

Variants

None known.

True first edition

Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1951.

86) The Philosophical Corps, by E. B. Cole, 1962, copyright registration date 10Dec62, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 60-53081. back panel #42, 187 pages, $3.00. 4000 copies printed. Hardback, light blue cloth with dark blue lettering and blocks of ink on spine. Jacket design by W. I. Van der Poel, Jr. “First Edition” on copyright page. Manufactured in the United States of America, by H. Wolff, New York. Designed by Robin Fox. Back panel: 27 titles. Gnome Press address given as P.O. Box 161, Hicksville, N. Y.

Variants

None known.

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