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. Signed on the front free endpaper by artist Frank Kelly Freas, who drew the dust jacket art for this book. Boards rubbed at spine ends and along the bottom edges, a very good in very good dust jacket with wear and several short tears at edges, tiny chip from spine panel, and 10x5 mm chip from lower edge of front panel. (#165215).
First edition so stated on copyright page.