New York: Bantam Books, 1988. First American Edition. Uncorrected proof copy of the British physicist's best-known work, a popular science book on cosmology that has sold more than 10 million copies. An uncommon advance, lacking the both text of Carl Sagan's introduction (though he is credited on the title page), and Ron Miller's proposed illustrations. Item #4289
Octavo (23.5cm); gray card wrappers, with titles printed in black; [iv],187,pp. Faint trace of sticker residue to front wrapper, hint of offsetting from laid-in magazine article to half-title page, else a sharp, Near Fine copy.