The Ensign’s Prize Court

The Ensign’s Prize Court

As detailed in the June 2007 NewsletterGinny Heinlein discovered a publisher selling illegal copies of some of Robert A. Heinlein’s best known works on the internet. Through perseverance and at no small cost to herself, she fought the pirates and won. A consent decree awarded her the publisher’s entire stock of the books in question, which she donated to The Society for use in fund raising.Here is your chance to help The Society’s coffers, and add some rare editions to your collection. For example, the only known hard bound edition of The Notebooks of Lazarus Longwith the lettering by D.F.Vassallo.Price for the set is currently $1000. To order, email or write:


Chairman
The Heinlein Society
3553 Atlantic Avenue, #341
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606

Offerings of the Ensign’s Prize Court

There are duplicates of a few stories here because of two unique pirated collection volumes compiled by the infringer, but that makes the set more valuable because of their uniqueness.

 

The Green Hills of Earth (labeled “Rivercity Press, a division of The American Reprint Company, Republished 1978, by special arrangement with The Gnome Press,” Mattituck, NY, in green buckram).

a. “Delilah and the Space-Rigger”

b. “Space Jockey”

c. “The Long Watch”

d. “Gentlemen, Be Seated”

e. “The Black Pits of Luna”

f. “It’s Great to Be Back”

g. “—We Also Walk Dogs”

h. “Ordeal in Space”

i. “The Green Hills of Earth”

j. “Logic of Empire”

Life Line (labeled “Aeonian Press, P.O. Box 1200, Mattituck, NY, in light gray buckram)

a. “Introduction By [unnamed]” [Damon

Knight, from The Past Through Tomorrow].

b. “Life-Line”

c. “The Roads Must Roll”

d. “Blowups Happen”

e. “The Man Who Sold the Moon”

f. “Delilah and the Space Rigger”

g. “Space Jockey”

h. “Requiem”

i. “The Long Watch”

j. “Gentlemen, Be Seated”

Sixth Column (labeled “Amereon House, the publishing division of Amereon, Ltd.,” P.O. Box 1200, Mattituck, NY, in bright red buckram)

The Menace from Earth (labeled “Republished 1976 by Arrangement with The Gnome Press, Inc.” and  “Aeonian Press, P.O. Box 1200, Mattituck, NY, in dark brown buckram)

a. “The Year of the Jackpot”

b. “By His Bootstraps”

c. “Columbus Was a Dope”

d. “The Menace from Earth”

e. “Sky Lift”

f. “Goldfish Bowl”

g. “Project Nightmare”

h. “Water Is for Washing

Methuselah’s Children (labeled “Reprinted 1976 by Special Arrangement” “Aeonian Press, P.O. Box 1200, Mattituck, NY, in dark blue buckram)

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (labeled 1973 ed. D.F. Vassallo lettering, “Amereon House, the publishing division of Amereon, Ltd.,” P.O. Box 1200, Mattituck, NY, in yellow buckram)

Ordeal in Space (labeled “Amereon House, the publishing division of Amereon, Ltd.,” P.O. Box 1200, Mattituck, NY, in pale blue buckram)

a. “The Black Pits of Luna”

b. “It’s Great to Be Back”

c. “—We Also Walk Dogs”

d. “Searchlight”

e. “Ordeal in Space”

f. “Logic of Empire”

g. “If This Goes On –”

Stranger in a Strange Land (copy of 1991 ed. Ace, in tan vinyl. No Amereon or alter ego label). [The volume recovered in a contempt proceeding].


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