Evanston, IL: Venture Books, 1948.
First edition. [iv], 215 pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Near Fine with light rubbing to cloth. No jacket. A series of fantastic tales of battles with underground robot-like beings called the Deros that regaled readers of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories for years, collectively referred to as The Shaver Mystery. Some have argued that these tales presaged certain elements of the 1950s flying saucer craze. The author, Richard Shaver, believed these stories to be autobiographical, not fiction, and in recent years has become regarded by some as an "outsider" artist and writer. Item #140938920