William Heinemann, 1933, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
Note. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. A series of linked stories about a possible future written in the 1930s. In this book a global transportation system -- International Aircraft and Airways, Inc., becomes the new global government "..... it was armed with a superb ambition, to dragoon the nations of the world into a colossal scheme of tidiness." - from Note, page IX. Softening to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. Underlying board visible to the book corners. Flecking to the board edges with the results of insect activity seen to the front fore edge. Coffee cup ring can be seen to the rear panel. There is a 0.25" tear to the top left-hand corner of the backstrip and the lower 1.5" of Cloth of the board has split along the spine data region. Browning to the textblock edges and pages. Marks to the top textblock edges and original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Some of the internal pages show dog earing. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 380 pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fiction -- Vintage ; Inventory No: 0103565.