New York: Gnome Press, 1957. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #41829
The second volume in "The Year's Greatest..." series. Collects 18 stories by Isaac Asimov, Algis Budrys, Theodore Sturgeon, C.M. Kornbluth, J.G. Ballard, Zenna Henderson, and others. Bookplate of George Earley on the front paste-down endpaper, mostly hidden under the dust jacket flap. George Earley was, and remains, a science fiction fan and reviewer of sf books from the late 1940's onto the 1990's. Bound in original red cloth with lettering on the spine in black. Tiny spots of light foxing along the top of the text block, else fine in very good dust jacket with small area of background coloring faded on the spine panel and two tape reinforcements to the reverse.