PEBBLE IN THE SKY. [New York: Doubleday, 1990.]. Octavo, cloth. Limited edition. Limited to 1500 numbered copies plus an unknown number of presentation copies (marked "P.C." in place of number on limitation leaf) signed by Asimov, this being one of the latter. Most of the PC copies were given to attendees of the party honoring Asimov's first forty years with Doubleday held 16 January 1990 at Tavern on the Green in New York city. Facsimile reprint of the 1950 Doubleday edition. The author's first book reissued in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. 4-page booklet with "foreword" by Asimov laid in. 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. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and cloth slipcase. (#147413).