Item #6444 THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS. John Wyndham, pseud. of John Beynon Harris.


London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1951. First Edition. Wyndham'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. "The triffids seem beneficent plants until human greed and mismanagement turn them into quasi-sentient, mobile flora that threaten to take over Earth, reducing humans to small enclaves for survival. In the end a "weapon" to destroy them seems possible but does not yet exist" (Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 3-411). A science fiction highspot, making all of the important lists, and basis for several film adaptations. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, Vol.1, p.237. Item #6444

First Impression. Octavo (19cm); green cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-302,[2]pp. Light dust-soil to upper edge of textblock, with some faint, scattered foxing to endpapers, else a clean, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 10s.6d. net), showing moderate external wear, several nicks and tears, some toning and dust-soil to flap folds and rear panel, with some faint scattered foxing on verso; Very Good.

Price: $850.00