New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First Edition. "After a nuclear war, "normal" people gradually ostracize the mutants among them. They're wise to do so, because the dominant mutation provides telepathic ability, creating a new species. A superman inevitably, if regretfully, will make mankind as presently known obsolete" (Barron 4-641, Anatomy of Wonder). Precedes the UK edition published the same year, with some textual differences, under the title The Chrysalids. Item #3025
First Printing. Octavo (19cm); variant green cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; [iv],185,pp. Faint lean, else Fine, without the usual heavy tanning to the textblock. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with a few pinpoint rubbed spots, a short tear to upper front panel, and a small patch of sticker-pull to lower right corner of rear panel; a fresh, Near Fine example, with the red spine lettering completely unfaded.