TOM'S A-COLD. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-320, original green cloth, black paper label stamped in gold affixed at head of spine panel, "Macmillan" imprint stamped in gold at tail of spine panel. First edition. Issued later in the U.S. as FULL CIRCLE (1933). "... a mordant story of civilization in a society struggling to rebuild after a catastrophic war. Set in England, this book set the tone for countless post-atomic holocaust stories ... Well written and literate, it still retains great interest." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-13. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-23 and (2004) II-271. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 175. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 63. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 35. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1333. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 197. Bleiler (1978), p. 46. Reginald 03192. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light shelf wear at head and tail of spine panel, several minor restorations with colored inks (some bleed through on inner surface), light age-darkening, mostly to spine panel, and clipped price. Much more attractive than it sounds. (#21969).
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