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    L. Sprague De Camp. Lest Darkness Fall. New York: [1941]. First edition.

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    L. Sprague De Camp. Lest Darkness Fall. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1941]. First edition. Octavo. [xii], 379, [380: blank] pages. Original pictorial black cloth, spine lettered in white, front board decoratively stamped in white, yellow topstain, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, in original dust jacket. A fine copy in good dust jacket with light wear and fraying along top edge of spine and front panels and lower spine end, some rubbing along spine folds, and a short split along lower front spine fold. An attractive copy overall.

    The author's first book of fiction. An early classic of modern science fiction 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.



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