THEY SHALL HAVE STARS. London: Faber and Faber, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription dated New York, 1956 by Blish to Dirce Archer on the front free endpaper, observing that this is the first copy of the book he has seen as his "author's copies hadn't arrived when yours got to me." Chronologically, the first book of the "Cities in Flight" series. Issued later with textual revisions as YEAR 2018! (1957). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-22. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 358-62. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of wear at head of spine panel. An excellent copy of an elusive book rarely found signed or inscribed by Blish. (#112181).
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