New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 471pp. Large octavo [24 cm] Burgundy cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title and decorative geodesic patterns on the spine. Pictorial endpapers. The covers are just a trifle warped, and the front hinge is just a little soft (text block still holding very well). In a price-clipped dust jacket, with subtle fading at the jacket's spine, and a short closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel. Very good / very good. Item #59856
Signed by R. Buckminster Fuller on the tipped-in title page. R. Buckminster Fuller became famous for being the inventor and designer of the Dymaxion House, the Dymaxion Car, and the Dymaxion Map. He also coined the term "Spaceship Earth."