Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1986. Vincent DiFate. Collector's First Edition of The Masterpieces of Science Fiction thus illustrated. Full Leather with 22k gold-stamping. Small quarto (9 3/4" x 6 1/4" x 1 1/2"); full black leather with spine accented with 22k gold decorations and title plus three raised hubs, and covers with designs of a gold space station in deep space; Introduction by Donald A. Wollheim; Illustrated by Vincent DiFate with color frontispiece and 2 diagram of space station; decorated endpapers with repeating Easton Press design; all edges 22k gold foil [a.e.g.]; plus a silvery ribbon page-divider; (printed on archival paper plus smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints); [xvi] + 439 pages. Inlaid: "Collector's Notes" [2pp.]. Weight: 2 lbs. 2.5 oz. Like New. Item #9094
Hugo, Prometheus, and Heinlein Award Winning Author!
Carolyn Janice Cherry (born 1942), better known by the pen name C. J. Cherryh [pronounced "Cherry"], is an American writer of bestselling speculative fiction.
She is known for "world building", depicting fictional realms with great realism supported by vast research in history, language, psychology, and archeology.
Illustrator Vincent Di Fate (born 1945) is an American artist specializing in science fiction, fantasy and realistic space art (hardware art) illustration. He was inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2011.
EXCEPTIONAL "LIKE NEW" COPY: Very tight, bright, clean with brilliant color plates, unfoxed, and without any marks by previous owners. Includes "Collector's Notes."