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Future Shock
NY, Random House, (1970). The uncorrected proof copy of Toffler's massively successful book naming the disorientation caused by the accelerated pace of cultural and technological change. A tall, fragile, pad-bound proof: the covers and spine have some staining and insect damage; a good copy, although the covers seem likely to detach in time. Because of the fragile nature of the proof, only a cursory search was made for textual variations from the published version, but revealed that the Acknowledgements were moved from front to rear (and the spelling changed) and a change was made to the book's dedication. A scarce state of one of the bestselling books of its time, and a book whose title became a part of the vernacular, naming a condition that is now taken for granted. [#034366] SOLD

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