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New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy, [1950].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Leiber on the front free endpaper. "In a theocratic future society, ruled by totalitarian means, rebel scientists are know as "witches." The hero is a member of the Church hierarchy who is torn between his ostensible duty and what he knows to be right ... an example of 1940s magazine SF at its most sophisticated." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 153. "Solid SF and the forerunner of later novels involving the role of religion and science." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-250. Leiber's second book and first novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-652. Bleiler, The Guide To Supernatural Fiction 1003. In 333. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, a nearly fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with a tiny chip to upper right front corner and mild wear to the spine ends and corner tips. (#156632)
      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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