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Nearing, H. Jr.
THE SINISTER RESEARCHES OF C. P. RANSOM
|ex-ChUSFA: stamp on first inside page, page 85. MORE INFO|
Tight and square with flat spine. Light rubbing/wear overall, and much aging/spots near spine on white areas of front/back covers (see scans.) This was repaired about 35 years ago (by me.) When the glue that holds the pages in fails, the only cure I know of is to remove it and use epoxy as a long-lasting replacement. It is a neat job, and you would know only since I mention it or made a guess from a couple of glue traces inside the back cover.
Despite the claim of the cover blurb - this is a fix-up, or collection of 11 related stories featuring Professor Cleanth Penn Ransom.
Seven of these stories first appeared in Magazine of F&SF from 1950 to 1953. "The Dilema", "The Aesthetic Decapitations", "The Hermeneutical Doughnut", and "The Award" were original to the 1954 Doubleday hardcover.