VAULT OF THE AGES. Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Short signed inscription by Anderson to Robert Weinberg on the title page. "Five hundred years after 'the Doom,' barbarian tribes mine the cities for metal. Two boys use the technology from a time vault to defeat invaders and cause the lifting of the taboo on the old knowledge. Philosophical wisdom also stored in the vault will prevent its misuse this time." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 119. "Brisk adventure, well written ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-28. Anderson's first book. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Cloth a bit rubbed and spotted, a very good or somewhat better copy in bright, very good or better first printing dust jacket (10 titles listed on rear panel) with light wear at spine ends and corners and small internal tape mends to same. Jacket illustration by Paul Orban. (#163476).
First edition so stated on copyright page.