London: Chatto & Windus, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.
5th impression, first edition 1959. When Brave New World was published in 1931, many people thought its vision of the future grotesque or incredible. Today, we see some of its prophecies coming true-and coming true much sooner than the author thought they would. Mr Huxley’s new book is concerned with the two greatest dangers, apart from the hydrogen bomb, which now face mankind-over-population and over-organisation. Over-population, he believes, must inevitably lead to totalitarian…
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Small school stamp to the pastedown.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 163 pages. 8″ x 5¼”.
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