Born Of Man And Woman: Tales Of Science Fiction And Fantasy.

By: Matheson, Richard

Price: £195.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Faint spotting along page edges, small stain on rear free endpaper, an almost fine copy in a VG dustjacket with rubbing to rear (white) panel along rear flap fold.


The author's first book (and the title story was his first published story, from F&SF, 1950), with an introduction by Robert Bloch. The only title issued by this publisher - around 650 copies were distributed before a combination of a flood and fire (obviously not at the same time!) destroyed all remaining copies/unbound sheets.

''(1926-2013) US author of stories, novels and filmscripts, initially thought of as primarily an sf writer, having begun to publish work of genre interest with ''Born of Man and Woman'' for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Summer 1950; he was a creator of terror and fantasy in both fiction and film. His sometimes daring transgressions of conventional genre boundaries marked him from the first as a natural (and muscular) user of equipoisal devices and assumptions; indeed, he had regarded his first (and still most famous single) tale as a simple terror story but, on finding it praised as sf - it tells in affecting pidgin English of a terrifying mutant child and of his break towards a kind of freedom - decided to cash in on the then-current sf boom, including most of his best early work in Born of Man and Woman: Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1954)'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Born Of Man And Woman: Tales Of Science Fiction And Fantasy.

Author Name: Matheson, Richard

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Chamberlain Press Inc.: Philadelphia.: 1954.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Faint spotting along page edges, small stain on rear free endpaper, an almost fine copy in a VG dustjacket with rubbing to rear (white) panel along rear flap fold.

Seller ID: 45764