First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4467
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948. First Edition, with no additional printings listed. Octavo (7.75" x 5"); [iv], 246p. Illustrated dustjacket with original $2.50 price; book in blue cloth with white lettering and decoration. Jacket shows a clean inch tear at top front, with a smaller tear to back at tail of spine, a small chip at head, and some toning and smudging. Boards are square with light bumping to corners and spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Utopian novel based around Korzybski's theories of General Semantics, originally appearing in three parts in Astounding Stories in 1945. While critical reception to the novel and its author has traditionally been split, the work was notably defended by both Philip K. Dick and Harlan Ellison as influential to their own writing.