Item #CSIM001 City. Clifford Simak.


Price: $500.00

Hard Cover. [New York]: Gnome Press, 1952. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.

First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, with spine stamped in navy; in its original yellow pictorial dust jacket designed by Frank Kelly Frease (sic). About fine book, with very light toning to spine, a touch of rubbing to spine ends, and light offsetting to endpapers; about fine unclipped dust jacket, with very light toning to spine, and a touch of spotting to rear panel. Overall, an exceptional copy. City is a collection of thematically linked science fiction short stories, all of which were originally published in Astounding Science Fiction between 1944 and 1951. The stories follow the Webster family and their robot servant, Jenkins, over a span of 10,000 years. As time passes, cities become increasingly deserted, and new species - like ants and artificially modified dogs - evolve to become the dominant forces on earth. From the dust jacket flap, "This is a science fiction work outstanding for its novelty and imagination, written with delicacy and compassion." The book was awarded the prestigious International Fantasy Award in 1952. Item #CSIM001