Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Gaor To/Roy & Dela/Forry Ackerman". Roy & Dela White were prominent Edgar Rice Burroughs collectors and active in the ERB community for over 50 years.
From the back cover:
Forrest J Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland, chronicles the first fifty issues of the world's most famous and fabulous monster filmagazine, collected for three decades.
This book, designed in the style of the early FMS but written on a level for those of us who were youngsters in the 50s and 60s (less puns, that is) is delightfully filled with information concerning the nifty fifty issues. Included are over one hundred and fifty photos, many having been squeezed out of those early issues because there just wasn't enough space to go around. We've also included a grand-new GRAVEYARD EXAMINER, YOU AXED FOR IT, Alumni section of fans who have turned pro, a fond look back at CAPTAIN COMPANY, cover reproductions, a new view of the Ackermuseum, and much, much more.
Beautiful actress Bobbie Bresee graces the cover along with FrankenForry himself ill a pose we're sure all Famous Monster fans will recognize from FM's legendary first issue.
Introduction By Vincent Price.