Spacehounds of IPC: A Tale of Inter-Planetary Corporation, Edward E. Smith
First trade edition, first printing of this early Smith title and the first book published by Fantasy Press. Inscribed by Smith to acclaimed filmmaker Fritz Lang on the page opposite the copyright. Spacehounds of IPC also holds the distinction of being the first literary work to use the term "tractor beam."
Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1947. Currey jacket priority A. An about near fine copy in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Minimal wear to boards, jacket spine lettering faintly visible to book spine. Jacket shows light general shelfwear with a few small closed tears and creasing, chipping at spine crown, protected in archival mylar. A nice copy with a fantastic association.