London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1954. First British edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #45452
Inscribed by Heinlein to a friend on the half-title page; "To my shipmate, physician, and deeply respected friend - Dr. Paal Torland, With the compliments of the author, Robert A. Heinlein." At the bottom edge of the page, supposedly written by Torland, "S.S. President Monroe, 11 Feb, 1958." Also signed by Heinlein on the title page. Collects ten stories making up the second book in Heinlein's Future History series. "Contains some of Heinlein's finest." Chalker & Owings; The Scinece-Fantasy Publishers, page 398. Referenced in Baron, Anatomy of Wonder 1995, *3-89. Bound in original green cloth with fade to the spine, with very good dust jacket with tiny edge tears and edge wear. Housed within a custom slipcase. Signed and inscribed copies to a personal friend of the British edition are uncommon.