New York, Random House, 1949. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A classic work of post-apocalyptic fiction. Winner of the first International Fantasy Award in 1951, and a noted inspiration for Stephen King's The Stand. Some wear to the jacket, particularly to the head of the spine which has a few sizeable chips and creases. One chip to lower spine tip and forecorners. Some bumping to the spine tips. Some toning to margin of first few leaves, ownership inscription to front pastedown. Signs of pencil inscription to endpaper. Cover art by H. Lawrence Hoffman [8005, Hyraxia Books].