PEBBLE IN THE SKY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book and first sf novel. In the far future "Earth is largely a radioactive wasteland, populated by a few million inhabitants who are discriminated against by the rest of the galactic empire which has forgotten that Earth was humanity's original home." Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 122. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-51. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. In 333. Corners very gently bumped, some mild age-darkening to text pages, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with some wear and rubbing at edges, surface scuff to lettering of "PEBBLE" on front panel, and clipped price. (#126805).
First edition so stated on copyright page.