New York: Pocket Books / Permabook Edition, 1954. First paperback edition, first printing. Paperback. Near Fine. Item #50939
Pocket Book number 264, with 25¢ cover price. A startling novel of the far future, of a day when man will be less than a memory. "Eight quietly told stories from Astounding, 1944 to 1951, which describe the decline and disappearance of humanity once it abandons its most characteristic habitat, the city. In book form, the stories are framed as 'legends,' told around campfires by the dogs, who politely debate whether humans in fact ever existed." Quoted from Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 4, 3-163. A major work , which in 1953 won the International Fantasy Award. Tiny corner crease, else a near fine, gently read copy.