Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. First American Edition. The author's best-known work, a catastrophe novel about Londoners stricken with blindness due to a cosmic phenomenon, and wave of large, intelligent, carnivorous plants taking over the city. An attractive copy of a science fiction highspot, making all of the important lists, and basis for several film adaptations. Item #2389
First Printing, preceding (and textually different from) the British edition published by Michael Joseph the same year. Octavo (20.5cm); blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in green on spine; dustjacket; 222pp. Hint of offset to front endpaper, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $2.50), with light rubbing to spine ends and corners.