THE TWENTY-FIFTH HOUR. New York: Random House, . Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-321 [322-326: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], title page printed in tan and black, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, top edge stained black. First edition. An outstanding post-catastrophe novel. "After annihilation of mankind the Nile valley becomes the cradle of a new civilization. The new community is ruled by a philosopher-king, and possession is held in contempt." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 154. "Good character development -- complex. Thoughtful anthropological insight." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-29. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 4-62 and (1981) 3-77. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 76. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 33. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 22. Reginald 01217. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 336. Discoloration to gutter margins of endpapers from binding glue, two small bookseller labels, one to front paste-down, one to rear paste-down, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with small closed tear with wrinkle to lower front corner, light rubbing to spine ends and some age-darkening to spine panel. (#127553).
First printing so stated on copyright page.