ENGINE SUMMER. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1979. Octavo, boards. First edition. "In far future America returned to agrarian primitivism by disaster, the hero has recorded for future generations the story of his youthful quest for enlightenment. Beautifully written and eloquently argued; it can be appreciated even by those who lack sympathy with the ideology behind its Arcadian romanticism." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-291. "One of the most unusual and rewarding of all modern sf novels." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 121. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 392. A couple of mild rub spots to lower edge of boards, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and front corners and 20 mm closed tear at bottom edge of front flap fold. (#142544).
First edition so stated on copyright page.