WORLD OF CHANCE. London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Bombay, Johannesburg, New York, Toronto: Rich and Cowan, . Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. The author's first book. Issued earlier in the U.S. as a paperback original by Ace Books as SOLAR LOTTERY (1955). Texts differ considerably, "Ace wanted revisions and Rich & Cowan wanted revisions, both different, so the author satisfied them both." - Levack 38. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-67. Just a touch of tanning to page edges, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with very mild dust soiling to rear panel and light rubbing at spine ends and along front flap fold. A lovely copy of an elusive book. (#155766).
"First published 1956" on copyright page.