Robert Hale, 1968, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Eileen Walton Cover Art
Blue coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Eileen Walton, with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. By AD 2080 the increase of population and the need to rationalise food production and its distribution had resulted in England becoming a land of few giant cities encircled by glass wall factories and separated by a wilderness populated by reverted animals and robot power station tenders. Into this wilderness go a party of city malcontents seeking relief from the congestion of city life. Softening and dust marks to the back strip edges. Dust marks to the top book edges and rubbing of the book corners. Light tanning and faint foxing to the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Offset tanning to the end pages with original bookseller's rubber stamp to the lower left hand corner of the three front endpaper. Shipping to the front dustwrapper corners and to the back strip edges. Minor chips to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel with rubbing to law panels. Fading and staining to the back strip and rear panel. Browning of the rear edges and crease. Stains and foxing to the verso. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , 5 - of 190,  pages.. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Eileen Walton Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Inventory No: 0100908.