HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time. From the Big Bang to Black Holes.
Bantam Books. 1988.
8vo. Original black cloth, in dustwrapper; pp. x + 198, numerous text illustrations by Ron Miller; wrapper slightly dulled, very good.
First UK edition, first issue. Wiith Introduction by Carl Sagan. Professor Hawking demanded the recall of the first US issue of his masterpiece, which was published simultaneously but was riddled with errors, making this the true first edition. It goes without saying that this is one of the great classics of twentieth century science writing and remains the greatest public monument to Hawking's phenomenal mind.