A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking. First Edition, First State.

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A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking. First Edition, First State.

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A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking. True First Edition, First State, in the scarce silver book club variant jacket, lacking a price and barcode. New York: Bantam Books, 1988. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Minimal wear to boards, with gift inscription on the half-title. Jacket shows light shelfwear. According to Fedpo, 'The U.S. first edition was quickly recalled and scrapped because, in the author's words, it was "full of errors, with misplaced and erroneously labeled photographs and diagrams." Some scrapped copies escaped, and can be identified primarily by a silver dust jacket similar to the color of the UK dust jacket...To make matters more complicated, we have discovered what appears to be a book club edition of the U.S. first state. It has the exact same silver dust jacket, but it lacks the price on the front flap, and it lacks the barcode on the back panel....the book itself looks identical to the true first state.' Confusing indeed! A beautiful copy of one of the most celebrated popular science books of the 20th century.
 

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