Belmont Books, 1973, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Kelly Freas -- Cover Art
Colour illustrated card cover, by Kelly Freas, with white coloured titles to the front panel and red and black coloured titles to the backstrip. In a time where man had explored his local space, there were legends "... of fast and accidental is built by pre-human intelligences that dominated certain deserted planets. And the legends agreed that these colossal structures were not only impenetrable to explorers but were still in some mysterious way activated." from the rear panel blurb. Jerg Algan found the keys to the citadels, but, also found that he was a "knight" on a cosmic chessboard, leaping from planet to planet at the behest of a dark Monarch. Translated from French by C. J. Richards. The remains of a sticker can be seen to the top right-hand corner of the front panel and a previous owner has sketched some furniture, in black coloured ink, to the verso of the front panel. First softcover edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 172, [4 further titles from publishing house] pages.. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Reading creases to the backstrip.. Edges foxed and browned. Rubbing to the book panels with some creasing.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Kelly Freas -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Inventory No: 0115739.