TOM'S A-COLD. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-320, original green cloth, black paper label stamped in gold affixed at head of spine panel, "Macmillan" imprint stamped in gold at tail of spine panel. First edition. Issued later in the U.S. as FULL CIRCLE (1933). "... a mordant story of civilization in a society struggling to rebuild after a catastrophic war. Set in England, this book set the tone for countless post-atomic holocaust stories ... Well written and literate, it still retains great interest." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-13. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-23 and (2004) II-271. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 175. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 63. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 35. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1333. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 197. Bleiler (1978), p. 46. Reginald 03192. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light shelf wear at spine ends and corner tips, 20 mm closed tear along lower front flap fold, and light age-darkening to spine panel and along flap folds. A nice example of the jacket overall. (#130699).
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