The Day of the Triffids
1951, the first UK edition
First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in the original green cloth with silver titling to spine. 19 × 12.5cm, 302pp
When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with lethal stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control.
Fair condition. The green cloth binding is rubbed and marked, and the spine a bit creased. It was possibly a circulating library copy as there is a faint residue of a label to the front pastedown, (but no other marks). The contents are in good condition. The binding is secure and the pages are clean bar some finger-marking and a few spots of foxing to the page edges.Sold