WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii 1-344, original red cloth, front panel stamped in light blue and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in light blue, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. A famous, popular catastrophe novel that was a huge commercial success (over half a million copies sold) and was made into a film that helped spark the SF movie boom of the 1950s. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-3; (1981) 2-130; (1987) 2-146; (1995) 2-156; and (2004) II-70. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 125-26. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 042. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 62. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 86. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 27. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2463-68. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 14. Reginald 00801. A fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, faded spine panel, several closed tears at edges, internal tape mends at spine ends and several internal tape ghosts at lower rear panel and rear flap folds. This is the correct first printing jacket with ad for FLAWED BLADES by P. C. Wren on rear flap and printed price $2.00 at upper right corner of front flap. A nice copy of a book rarely found in the correct first printing jacket. (#130690).
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