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 fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to upper right corner tip and two small closed tears, 6 mm at the bottom edge of the front panel and 8 mm at lower spine end. (#155200).
First edition so stated on copyright page.