New York: Vantage Press, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. 105pp. Octavo [21 cm] Pale blue paper over boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine. With modest edge wear at the spine ends and corners of the covers, and a bookseller's small ticket on the rear pastedown. The dust jacket is very lightly rubbed and chipped edges. Reginald 10956. Very good + / very good. Item #47434
From the jacket- "Although this narrative is done up like a science-fiction package, its contents are not concerned with the exotic, the sensational, or the controversial. Rather, it is the author's intention to make palatable through the agency of device, an entirely ordinary yet extraordinarily ignored meaning: the need for love in the world, the basis for love in sharing, and the example of such sharing in all natural life through the biological process of cell division and the transmission of chromosomes, which ensures the continuity of life."