Close Up: All About the Future

closeupMartin Greenberg, editor
1955

Another in the ‘Adventures in Science Fiction Series’.  This Close Up should be fairly straight forward as there is only two real points of contrary comment, we’ll get to those presently.  The first thing we always look at is the cover, and that is the major source of coolness about this publication.  Fantastic design and great images of science fiction from 1955.  Cover artist Ed Emshwiller is renowned for his prolific and high quality work.

Lovely cover.  However, the two small issues appears when we open the book.  First, it has been price-clipped.

And second, there is some dealer’s scribblings on the front free end-paper.

Nothing I’m overly concerned about.  The dust jacket is worn, especially at the corners.

As you can see it’s in darn good condition apart from that damned jacket.  It’s a shame.  If we whip the gear off we can appreciate the great condition on the book itself.

Just some very slight bumping at the top and the bottom of the spine, but absolutely no external markings.  Nice.

That darned dust jacket again.  You can see the quite obvious wear down the edge there.

I’ve just started reading it.  One of the introductions (there are two) is by Robert Heinlein and makes for extremely interesting reading and well worth doing so.  I wonder if anyone would have any objection to me reproducing it on this blog??

Year: 1955
Paid: $32
Art: Ed Emshwiller
Quantity: 5000 copies
Binding: Grey boards with orange cloth shelf back.  Silver lettering to spine.
GP Edition Notes: 1st edition
Comments: Worn jacket, price-clipped and small dealers inscription mar this otherwise nice book.
Expand Upon: wikipedia.com, Internet Speculative Fiction Database

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