PEBBLE IN THE SKY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Asimov on the title page: "For Steven / my first book / Isaac Asimov." The author's first book and first SF novel. In the far future "Earth is largely a radioactive wasteland, populated by a few million inhabitants who are discriminated against by the rest of the galactic empire which has forgotten that Earth was humanity's original home." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 122. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-51. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. In 333. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips and some internal tanning with some faint show through on the spine panel. (#165485).
First edition so stated on copyright page.