The Body Snatchers

Various cities: Eyre and Spottiswoode / Dell, 1955. First American Edition (softcover, a paperback original) and the First UK Edition (hardcover).

Jack Finney's novel was originally serialized in Collier's magazine, November to December, 1954. It was first published in the United States by Dell as a paperback original, then by Eyre and Spottiswoode in hardcover.

A science fiction classic, about aliens that invade the town of Mill Valley by way of seeds that replicate (and eventually replace) human beings. Basis for four film adaptations, in 1956, 1978, 1993, and 2007, all under the title "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." The 1956 version is the only science fiction film considered to be film noir in the classic era, and the 1978 one of only a few to be considered neo-noir.

First American Edition:

Near Fine in wrappers, with brief rubbing at the spine and edges.

First UK Edition:

Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light soil on the rear endpapers. Jacket lightly creased on the top and bottom edges of the front panel, with a faintly faded spine panel.

The two editions are beautifully housed together in a custom maroon quarter-leather clamshell box. Calf leather on the clamshell box spine moderately scuffed.

The Dark Page II: 1959-1965, p. 58.

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