“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own": First Edition of Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land; Signed by Him
Stranger In A Strange Land.
Heinlein, Robert A.
Item Number: 63005
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1961.
First edition, first issue with code C22 in the gutter of page 408 (Currey, 193) of Heinlein’s masterpiece. Octavo, original green cloth. Boldly signed by Robert A. Heinlein on the title page. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket without the usual fading to the spine. Jacket design by Ben Feder, Inc. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.
"An amazing, iconoclastic and complex satire of hypocrisy in sex and religion A radical departure from conventional science fiction" (Patterson, 29, 48). "It reached large audiences farther away from his science fiction roots than anything else [Heinlein] wrote, and inspired insurgencies both right and left" (Anatomy of Wonder II-518). It went on to win Heinlein's third Hugo Award. In 2012, the US Library of Congress named it one of 88 "Books that Shaped America".