Bound in original green cloth with black titles. A little wear to extremities and lower spine faded. Front hinge starting to crack, small chip on lower margin of title page and some foxing largely confined to preliminaries and edges; otherwise a good copy.
Victor Gollancz Ltd, 14 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, WC2,
FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. 334 pp.
Scarce first UK edition of a classic science fiction novel, frequently reprinted. It is a post-Apocalyptic tale of the collapse of civilisation following a virus outbreak and how the few surviving humans survive in their greatly altered environment. Earth Abides is the best known work of George Rippey Stewart (1895-1980), US historian, writer on place names and of novels of environmental catastrophe, who held the post of Professor of English at Berkeley.
[Stock No. 24999]