First American edition, first printing of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.
Octavo, x, 198pp. Black hardcover, black cloth spine, title in silver on spine. A first printing, with the full number line on copyright page. Solid text block, free of any marks or notations. The first state of the American edition, lacking the table of contents and dedication on copyright page. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $18.95 on front flap, faint shelf wear to both covers, a near fine example.
Includes an introduction by Carl Sagan.