First edition, first printing published in 1932 by George Allen and Unwin. Book: Vg, 184pp+4pp publisher's catalogue bound in at the rear. Original brick red cloth with gilt stamped titles to the spine. Corners are still square, the cloth is deep in colour, light age soiling, spine unfaded and the titles are bright and fresh. Foxing to the block and prelim's otherwise a very tightly bound and clean copy with no inscriptions. The pages are printed on a thick, heavyweight, textured paper of a fine quality. 

Wrapper: Good, Original pictorial jacket priced at 6s net, with a striking 30's stylised, futuristic illustration by Nimmo. The front and rear panel have dulled, spine has browned. The wrapper was a  bright neon orange as can be seen on the flaps and verso. Light chipping to the spine tips and hinge corners, general age soiling to the surface. A very attractive example of this scarce jacket.

 

*Tomorrow's Yesterday' was strongly influenced by H G Wells's The Time Machine (1895) and by his friend Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men(1930); it is a satirical critique of contemporary society as viewed by our successors, a race of cat people who have mastered Time Travel in order to explore conditions in 1932 and 1963, during which period a great war causes the collapse of civilization.

Tomorrow's Yesterday by John Gloag

£175.00Price