THE TWENTY-FIFTH HOUR. Herbert Best.

THE TWENTY-FIFTH HOUR. New York: Random House, [1940]. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-2] 3-321 [322-326: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], title page printed in tan and black, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, top edge stained black. First edition. "After annihilation of mankind the Nile valley becomes the cradle of a new civilization. The new community is ruled by a philosopher-king, and possession is held in contempt." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 154. An outstanding post-catastrophe novel. "Good character development -- complex. Thoughtful anthropological insight." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-29. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 4-62 and (1981) 3-77. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 76. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 33. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 22. Reginald 01217. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 336. Cloth a bit age-darkened (as is often the case with this book), a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear and shallow chipping at edges. (#90123).

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