PEBBLE IN THE SKY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, unbound signatures. First edition. Gathered and folded signatures, with Doubleday & Company printed slip stapled to first leaf calling these F&Gs an "uncorrected proof," probably prepared as a review copy. 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. Some dust soiling to front and rear, a nearly fine copy. Rare. (#135606).