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Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York 1950 - Octavo, cloth. Signed inscription by Leiber on the front free end paper. "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. Leiber's first novel, and an example of 40s 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. Author's second book and first novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-652. Bleiler, The Guide To Supernatural Fiction 1003. In 333. Previous owners bookplate affixed to front paste down, a nearly fine copy in a bright, very good dust jacket with a tiny chip to upper right front corner and mild shelf wear to the spine ends and corner tips. (20287) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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