Chicago, IL: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #21711
Boldly signed by Campbell on the title page. A collection of seven stories. The title story was the basis for the classic original filming of the science fiction movie, The Thing. "A fascinating body of work." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1995, 2-13. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering on spine in gilt. Two tiny spots of lighter blue on front cover, else fine in near fine first state dust jacket with toning to spine panel and edges, a tiny chip to rear flap fold, tiny 1/4 inch tape mend to rear, and light wear at head of spine panel. Wonderful Hannes Bok illustrations on the jacket.