London, Jonathan Cape, 1965. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A fine copy. Previously published in wraps as The Burning World. A highlight of disaster fiction, with an excellent conceit of a chemical film covering the seas and preventing evaporation. The book is a lovely, that's not to say it's flawless just better than usually seen. There's a little toning to the jacket spine and flaps and some handling wear. The binding is tight and square. A little dustiness. A nice copy. [7858, Hyraxia Books].