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. A fine copy in fine four-color pictorial dust jacket. This is the correct first printing jacket with ad for FLAWED BLADES by P. C. Wren on rear flap and printed price $2.00 at upper right corner of front flap. A lovely, like new copy. Rare in this condition. (#154903).
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