Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., . Hardcover. 32mo. Pictorial paper over boards. 425pp, (3pp ads). Numerous line drawings. Very good. Quite faint edgewear only; text block typically lightly age toned. Item #46556
A tight and attractive first edition (#1407) of the sci-fi classic "Based on the Famous Adventure Strip", published by the original "Big Little Books" publisher. This unique copy bears a fine autograph addition: Tipped before the front flyleaf is a same-size slip boldly inscribed and signed by the star of the 13-part serial that hit the big screen in 1936: "To Don / With Best Wishes / from / Buster Crabbe" handsomely penned in blue ballpoint. Undated, but likely late 1950s vintage. Crabbe (1908-83) was the hugely popular star of serials and films portraying comic strip heroes Flash Gordon, Tarzan and Buck Rogers.