NIGHT JOURNEY. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-357 [358: blank] [359: "type note"] [360-364: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original decorated yellow cloth, spine panel stamped in green and brown, top edge stained lavender, fore-edge rough trimmed. First edition. NIGHT JOURNEY describes a disastrous world war and the collapse of civilization resulting from "an endless, purposeless, undeclared war waged by deteriorating armies that take and retake cities and towns, reducing Europe to rubble and its peoples to starvation." - Hillegas, The Future as Nightmare, p. 167. "A decaying future world exhausted by endless pointless wars." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 157. "An indictment of ideological wars, showing the future with both sides losing; a chronicle of terror, betrayal and confusion, often quite effective." - Tuck (1974), p. 195. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06447. A nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges. (#139948).
First edition so stated on copyright page.