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    W. Olaf Stapledon. Last Men in London. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., [1932].

    First edition. Octavo. 312 pages with eight-page publisher's catalogue at end (marked "932" at lower edge of final ad page).

    Blue cloth covers with front panel blind-ruled; gilt lettering on spine. Untrimmed fore and bottom edges. Boards and spine are in surprisingly fine condition, with no discernible rubbing or bumping to edges or corners; very faint wear at spine ends. Slight dust jacket offset on spine. Minor foxing to page edges. Rare second-issue green and purple dust jacket shows light wear at edges and corners; spine is sunned with a closed one-inch tear near spine head. 1518 copies of the book were printed in this format, of which 237 were issued with the rare second-issue dust jacket.

    Written as a companion piece to his Last and First Men (1930), Stapledon's unique story about the last generation of society offers a critical view of life in the 1930s from a science fiction perspective. A fine issue worthy of any science fiction collection!

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