"HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE TALL TALES": FIRST EDITION OF HEINLEIN'S WALDO AND MAGIC, INC., IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET
HEINLEIN, Robert A. Waldo and Magic, Inc. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1950. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $700.
First edition of this fascinating collection comprising two novellas, in original dust jacket.
"Two science fiction fantasies—both projected into worlds of the future. The first tells how… hexing outweighs science in combating the inexplicable misbehavior of airships; the second introduces the protection racket into the world of magic and it takes a licensed magician and an honest witch to break up the new gangsterdom. An expert technician in this field, Heinlein produces able, highly imaginative tall tales" (Kirkus). Bookplate. Evidence of bookplate removal to endpapers.
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket with light wear mainly to extremities. A near-fine copy.