THE RIDDLE OF THE TOWER. London, New York, Melbourne: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd., n.d. [1944]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-152, original tan cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark green. First edition. A presentation copy signed by both authors with inscription in Wynne-Tyson's hand on the front free endpaper: "For Winifred -- / With the very best of / good wishes, / from / Esme W.-T. / and / J. D. Beresford / The Retreat / Holt Wilts. / 1944." "Mankind descends through successful regimentation and mechanization to the final status of insects." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 155. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 78. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 226. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 181. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01162. A very good copy in good dust jacket with short tears and light wear along top and bottom edges, some general dust soiling, and internal tape mends. (#152327).

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