(Los Angeles): Mankind Publishing Company, (1973). First Thus. Hardcover. 4to. Composed of the first six issues of Vertex - The Magazine of Science Fiction. Each issue 99 pp. Bound in black cloth with silver lettering on spine. In superlative condition. Fine. Item #1094
The inaugural volume of the influential and lavish magazine. A wealth of top-drawer articles by the best writers in the field. The first issue, for instance, includes articles titled Theory and Practice of Time Travel; The Future of Organ Transplants; an article by Robert Heinlein on science fiction, Mind Control Devices, etc. Among the contributors are Ed Bryant, Terry Carr, Harlan Ellison, Herman Wrede, Ray Bradbury, Gregory Benford, Robert Silverberg, Larry Holden, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, William Rotsler, Forrest Ackerman. A lovely copy. Bookseller inventory STDD-MS-DW.