Gold, H.L., edited, and with an introduction by THE SECOND GALAXY READER OF SCIENCE FICTION
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1954). First edition, second state binding. Jacket art by Mel Hunter. Hardcover. Very minor bumping to lower corner tips, very mild wear, thus near fine, in orange composition binding with black spine lettering; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a tiny chip to upper front panel, mild wear at the extremities.
Groundbreaking collection gathers 31 stories, including 12 novelettes; contributors include Heinlein, Leiber, Gunn, Sturgeon, Blish, Sheckley, Knight, Matheson, Miller, Vonnegut, Nourse, Wyndham, John D. MacDonald, many more.