By David H. Keller
Philadelphia   Prime Press
10" by 6.5" xvii, [1], 191pp.
A signed, limited edition of this fantasy novel by David H. Keller, with letters from the author, housed in the original slipcase.
By David H. Keller

1949 The Eternal Conflict

Philadelphia   Prime Press
10" by 6.5" xvii, [1], 191pp.
A signed, limited edition of this fantasy novel by David H. Keller, with letters from the author, housed in the original slipcase.
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First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Letter

The first edition, consisting of a total issue of 400 copies, 350 of which were for sale. This is number 285, signed by the author to the limitation page.

Bound in the publisher's original half cloth with marbled boards, housed in the original slipcase. 

With two letters from the author loosely inserted, written to American writer, critic and historian of science-fiction, Sam Moskowitz. The first of these letters is dated 1947, two years prior to the publication of 'The Eternal Conflict'; in this letter, Keller discusses the subject matter of a number of his short stories, detailing the correspondence he has had with publishers and asking Moscowitz for advice regarding 'The Eternal Conflict'. The second letter is dated 1950, written in Keller's own hand explaining that he is sending 5 copies of T. E. C., mentioning some difficulties he has encountered in the publication.

David H. Keller was an American author known for his short stories surrounding the science-fiction, horror and fantasy genres. Keller largely published in pulp magazines, writing over sixty short stories during his career.

'The Eternal Conflict' is a fantasy novel surrounding the conflict between men and women, as well as the internal conflict present in a woman's mind. It was originally serialized in French in Le Primaires, under the title 'Le Duel Sans Fin' in 1939.

With a letter from Jim Welsh, an American bookseller, detailing some items he is trading from 'The Moskowitz Auction' to receive 'the Keller letters'.

Condition

Bound in the publisher's original half cloth with marbled boards, housed in the original slipcase. Externally, excellent, with a little wear to the head and tail of the spine and a touch of fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean, with the author's signature to the limitation page. Some pages remain unopened. Slipcase is very good, with rubbing to the extremities and small tears to the label, with the odd mark.

Near Fine

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