First edition in book form of this illustrated far-future fantasy of divine powers and their interpersonal strife; Lin Carter, whom enthusiasm never failed, judged it van Vogt's best book.
Fine in very good jacket.
THE BOOK OF PTATH
"You know the main faults of the army, lack of discipline largely due to the presence of a mistress in every soldier's hut, a situation deliberately created by the goddess in her will to destroy you."
First serialized in UNKNOWN WORLDS in 1943, and issued for the first time in hardcover here.
Read more: Carter, Imaginary Worlds.
Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1947. 7.5'' x 5''. Original scarlet cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Green decorative endpapers. In original unclipped ($3.00) pictorial dust jacket by A.J. Donnell. Black and white illustrations by Donnell. 227,  pages. Minor wear to boards. Moderate scuffing and shallow chipping to jacket at extremities; light foxing to verso.
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