PEBBLE IN THE SKY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book and first SF novel. 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 good dust jacket with wear at edges, some rubbing to along folds and to front panel, some tanning, mostly internal but with some show through on rear panel, and dust soiling to rear panel. (#150093).
First edition so stated on copyright page.