WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii 1-344, original red cloth, front panel stamped in light blue and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in light blue, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. A famous, popular catastrophe novel that was a huge commercial success (over half a million copies sold) and was made into a film that helped spark the SF movie boom of the 1950s. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-3; (1981) 2-130; (1987) 2-146; (1995) 2-156; and (2004) II-70. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 125-26. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 042. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 62. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 86. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 27. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2463-68. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 14. Reginald 00801. Faint paper clip indents to upper front free endpaper, half title leaf and title leaf, else a fine copy in bright, very good four-color pictorial dust jacket with 40 mm closed tear at top edge of front flap fold and faint associated wrinkle at upper edge of front panel, internal tape reinforcement along upper edges of front, spine and rear panels (no show through), and upper edges of front and rear flaps clipped removing the $2.00 printed prices. Externally, a very attractive example of the jacket with brilliant color and only a touch of sunning to the yellow lettering on the spine panel. This is the correct first printing jacket with ad for FLAWED BLADES by P. C. Wren on rear flap. A very nice copy of a book rarely found in the correct first printing jacket. (#149281).
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