The Fate of the Earth
NY, Knopf, 1982. Two volumes: both the first edition and the uncorrected proof copy of Schell's extended reflection on the fate of the earth in the wake of a nuclear war, which generated an enormous amount of coverage and some controversy when first published in The New Yorker -- its publication was the first time since John Hersey's famous account of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing in 1946 that The New Yorker devoted an entire issue to a single essay. This book is intimately inscribed by environmental author and activist Terry Tempest Williams, in part: "May we continue to share a social conscience and a love for all that is alive." A few notes in text, else fine in a near fine, mildly spine-sunned dust jacket with one edge tear and a price sticker on the rear panel. Together with a copy of the uncorrected proof; spine-sunned, near fine in wrappers: at least one textual difference between the proof and the published text. [#033196] SOLD
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