WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie.


New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii 1-344, original red cloth, front panel stamped in light blue and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in light blue, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. Earth is about to destroyed from a collision with a rogue planet, a chosen few are to escape via a spaceship. A famous, popular catastrophe novel that was a huge commercial success (over half a million copies sold) and was made into a film that helped spark the SF movie boom of the 1950s. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-3; (1981) 2-130; (1987) 2-146; (1995) 2-156; and (2004) II-70. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 125-26. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 042. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 62. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 86. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 27. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2463-68. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 14. Reginald 00801. A fine copy in a very good to nearly fine four color dust jacket with light wear to the corner tips and spine ends, two tiny 5 mm closed tears with crease to the upper left front panel, a 6 mm closed tear with faint crease to the lower right front panel and a very tiny closed tear with crease to lower left front panel, mild color fade to spine panel. An attractive, above average copy. This is the correct first printing jacket with ad for FLAWED BLADES by P. C. Wren on rear flap and printed price $2.00 at upper right corner of front flap. (24976). Item #24976

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