Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith
Date Published: 1931
Edition: First American edition
Book Id: 39162
371pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Tan cloth over boards with a brown ink stamped title on the spine. Currey "B" binding. Very good. The spine ends and corners of the covers are a bit dinged. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Clareson 718 (The earlier UK edition). Reginald 13553 (UK edition).
With a new foreword. The first book by Stapledon, and a future history science fiction novel, praised by such writers as Arthur C. Clarke. The novel takes place two billion years into the future.