Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc. / Frederick G. Ruffner, 1998. First edition thus, first printing. Hardcover. Item #49738
A revised, updated ominbus second edition of a work originally published in three volumes between 1990 and 1996. It examines the UFO phenomenon in all its aspects - sightings, close encounters, investigations, debates, theories, hoaxes, personalities, symposia - in both the UFO era (which began in the summer of 1947) and in the century and a half before it, when sightings occurred even in the absence of a name for what was being seen. A total of 1178 pages with extensive bibliography and index. Fine copies with the merest hint of rubbing. A handsome set.