Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, .
Collector's Edition. Leather bound. 8 1/4" X 5 1/2". 201pp. Copyright states 1957, but most likely circa 1986. Bound in full gray leather, with boards pictorially stamped in gilt. Four raised bands to spine, lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. White silk ribbon placemarker. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Heavy rubbing at edges of upper board, with moderate edgewear, else fine. A beautifully bound collector's edition of this science fiction classic by Fred Hoyle, introduced by Gregory Benford, with wonderful color frontispiece by Richard Powers. Very good. Item #3425