World in Eclipse.
Publisher: Peter Owen Limited, London;
Date of Publication: 1954
Stock Code: 9323
FIRST EDITION. Small octavo, pp. 195, . Black cloth with gilt spine titles. With the original publishers’ illustrated dust-jacket. Cloth clean, contents bright, tight, and free of ownership inscriptions or annotations. Dust-jacket is vibrant, unclipped with minor wear to spine-tips and corners and has three very small (1cm or less) closed tears, not initially noticeable due to jacket design.
The first of only two novels ever published by magician William Dexter which make the short Denis Grafton series. The post-apocalyptic novel follows a handful of survivors after a “thorium bomb” explosion, and encapsulates mid-century anxieties around nuclear weapons and scientific discovery.
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