JEHOVAH'S DAY. London: William Heinemann Ltd, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-492, original maroon cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's windmill device stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. This novel "... conflates the mythic figure of Eryops, the mud puppy, who embodies the force of evolution over aeons, and a near future catastrophe which destroys London." - SFE online. "... a work of tremendous scope. The day in question had lasted for a hundred million years, from a morning of mud puppies in primordial slime to an evening of today. To quote the author, the day "is spread out in a circle, with the morning and evening running together around the edge." The foreground of the novel is a story of modern London. Behind each character is his remotest ancestor, and each is true to his type, mud puppy, horse, fish or reptile." - review, The Scarsdale Inquirer, 12 April 1929. Bleiler (1978), p. 27. Reginald 01630. Top edge of text block dusty, endpapers foxed, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with 13 mm x 11 mm chip from the upper right front corner, tiny nick to upper left front panel, a 17 mm closed tear at bottom edge of front panel, and two chips from the upper spine end. (#156671).
"First published 1928" on copyright page.