Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, 1961. First Polish Edition, preceding all others. Not published in another language until the French edition in 1964, and not in English until the Walker edition in 1970.
Lem's seminal novel about a vast ocean world that resists communication from the outside by imposing hallucinations on its visitors. One of the most famous science fiction novels of the twentieth century, with printings well into the millions. Filmed three times with great imagination: first by Russian director Boris Nirenburg in 1972, then in 1974 by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, and most recently in 2002 by American director Steven Soderbergh.
Near Fine in wrappers, in a Near Fine example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket has a thumbnail size chip at the rear panel, else exceptional.