First edition, first impression, first issue binding and dust jacket. Advance review copy with the publisher’s review slip. Stapledon’s masterpiece and widely regarded as one of the seminal works of science fiction. Only 2,513 copies of the first issue were produced.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in red. With the Bip Pares dust jacket. Bookseller’s ticket. Extremely faint fading to spine, very minor rubbing to corners, faint partial toning to endpapers, a few to edges and to the margins of the first two leaves, still a very good copy indeed, in the priceclipped dust jacket, spine-tanned with light rubbing along extremities and a small 13 cm chip from foot of spine panel.