THE DYING EARTH. John Holbrook Vance, "Jack Vance."

THE DYING EARTH. New York: Hillman Periodicals, Inc., [1950]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Hillman Books 41. "Cycle of stories set in a decadent far future when civilization has virtually disappeared and magic has reclaimed the world." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-296a. "Little noticed at initial publication, this work launched a whole subgenre of fictional futures in which magic replaces science ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-185. The author's first book. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1162. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-345. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 70. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 11. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1066. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 441-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 665-70. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 168-69. Slight spine lean (a manufacturing flaw, not abuse), faint crease (nearly invisible) to front cover, text paper a bit tanned (less than usual), a bright, very good copy. A pretty nice copy of a paperback seldom encountered in superior condition. (#92842).

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