THE END OF ETERNITY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Eternals police human history against disasters, making history safe for mankind. "Time guardians rove through the centuries, keeping all eras in harmony. The hero rebels, preferring the uncertainties of infinity to the carefully controlled boredom of Eternity." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 120. "... a complex, thoughtful story of time travel, time paradoxes and time police, considered by some critics to be his best work." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). Some age-darkening to endpapers, mostly along gutter margins, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with internal tanning, mostly to spine panel and along flap folds, some shelf wear along top edge, and several closed tears and associated creases along top edge of front panel. (#138654).
First edition so stated on copyright page.