LAST MEN IN LONDON. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-viii 1-312 + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "932" at bottom of page 8 inserted at rear, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first impression, first issue. 1518 copies were prepared in this format. Stapledon's elusive second novel, written as a companion piece to his LAST AND FIRST MEN (1930). With its unique perspective and autobiographical focus, LAST MEN IN LONDON is one of Stapledon's most powerful and personal novels. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-57. See Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-98; (1987) 2-109 and (1995) 2-119. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 719. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 62. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1152. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 205. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 196. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 203-06. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13556. Satty and Smith A126.96.36.199. Top edge of text block dusty, a bit of foxing to fore and bottom edges of text block, a very good copy with clean cloth and bright gold stamping to the spine panel. (#151650).
"First Published in 1932" on copyright page.