Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1991. Frank Kelly Freas. Collector's First Edition of The Masterpieces of Science Fiction thus illustrated. Full Leather with 22k gold-stamping. 8vo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1"); full red leather with spine accented with 22k gold decorations and title plus four raised hubs, and covers with designs of an ear, girl standing precariously on one foot, and mysterious face; Introduction by Richard D. Erlich; Illustrated by Frank Kelly Freas with color frontispiece; 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); x + 245vi, [xvii-xviii] + pages. Inlaid: "Collector's Notes." Like New. Item #9095
Robert Silverberg (born 1935) is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, and a Grand Master of SF.
The Silverberg masterpiece Dying Inside was serialized in Galaxy (1972); then published by Charles Scribner's Sons (1972). Nebula Award nominee, 1972; Hugo and Locus SF Awards nominee, 1973. Protagonist David Selig had the power to look into human hearts...until his power waned...
Frank Kelly Freas (1922 – 2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy artist with a career spanning more than 50 years. He was known as the "Dean of Science Fiction Artists" and he was the second artist inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
EXCEPTIONAL "LIKE NEW" COPY: Very tight, bright, clean with brilliant color and sepia plates, unfoxed, and without any marks by previous owners. Includes "Collector's Notes."