OUT OF THE DEEPS. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The author's fourth science fiction novel, the second using the John Wyndham pseudonym. Earth is invaded by beings from another planet who exist under conditions of enormous pressure in the deep sea. Issued earlier in Britain with textual differences as THE KRAKEN WAKES (1953). Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-412. Publisher's file copy with large "Edit / File / Copy" neatly block printed in blue crayon on front free endpaper and "File" printed on top edge of text block, else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with 18 mm closed tear at top edge of front panel, light dust soiling to rear panel, and clipped price. (#103599).
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