1954 · New York
by Heinlein, Robert A.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "The youthful hero has an alien 'pet' called Lummox, and this creature turns out to be a great deal more important than anyone suspects. It becomes the cause of a diplomatic incident when a spacecraft arrives to reclaim its own. A wholly delightful novel for teenagers ... Funny and inventive: one of Heinlein's best books from his best period." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 343. A fine copy in very good plus later state dust jacket ("$2.50" printed price clipped and rubber-stamped price increase to "$2.75") with touch of wear at head and tail of spine panel and several corner tips, tiny abrasion at bottom edge of rear panel, and some dust soiling to yellow background ink. Overall, an attractive example of the jacket. (#89361) (Inventory #: 89361)