LEST DARKNESS FALL. Sprague De Camp, yon.


Philadelphia: Prime Press, [1949]. Octavo, cloth. Later edition. Signed by De Camp on the front free end paper. The author's first book of fiction. An early classic of modern SF in which the protagonist is thrown back in time to the end of the Roman Empire and makes an unsuccessful attempt to use his modern scientific knowledge to prevent the Dark Ages. "Neat anthropological interpretation of history." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-135. "... de Camp's finest book." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-304 Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1198-1203. In 333. Small abrasion to upper corner of front free end paper, a fine copy in two dust jackets (one designed by Tschirky, the other with illustration by Hannes Bok), the Tschirky jacket is very good with shelf wear to the corner tips and spine ends, small loss to rear corner tips; the Bok dust jacket is very good with damp stain to the verso at the upper spine and adjacent edges and upper front flap with bleed through most visible to white areas (24573). Item #24573

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