LAST MEN IN LONDON. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-viii 1-312 + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "932" at bottom of page 8 inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first impression, second issue. 1518 copies were prepared in this format of which 237 were issued with the second dust jacket. Stapledon's elusive second novel, written as a companion piece to his LAST AND FIRST MEN (1930). With its unique perspective and autobiographical focus, LAST MEN IN LONDON is one of Stapledon's most powerful and personal novels. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-57. See Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-98; (1987) 2-109 and (1995) 2-119. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 719. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 62. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1152. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 205. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 196. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 203-06. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13556. Satty and Smith A188.8.131.52. Top edge of text block a bit tanned, else a bright, fine copy in bright, nearly fine second state dust jacket (light green paper stock; trident design on front panel) with some tanning to spine panel and narrow strips of tanning along top edges of rear panel and flap fold. A very nice copy. (#102712).
"First Published in 1932" on copyright page.