AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT. [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition. Later expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956), this earlier version is still preferred by many readers. This copy has a brief signed inscription to "Bill" by Kelly Freas, who painted the illustration for the dust jacket. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#135223).
First edition so stated on copyright page.