AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT. [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Boards lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, else a fine copy in bright, very good or better dust jacket with 25 mm closed tear along top edge of rear spine fold and 5 mm closed tear in upper edge of rear panel near flap fold with with partial, very faint associated crease, and some dust soiling to rear panel. (#157697).
First edition so stated on copyright page.