First edition, first issue of this darkly humorous collection of stories told between a posh group of apocalypse survivors in an underground bunker, the sequel to EARTH STOPPED.
Near fine in like dust jacket.
"Within a week the world was over. It came as a surprise to some of the older-fashioned people."
T. H. White uses the science fiction genre to "underline the points [he] wished to make about contemporary civilization through the conversations and fox-hunting manias of a large cast," in much the same way he used the fantasy of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING to communicate his pacifist ideals (Clute and Nicholls). In his characteristic way, White manages to find both sentiment and satire in the post-apocalyptic setting. An attractive example of White's SF side.
Read more: John Clute and Peter Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction; Gallix, T.H. White: An Annotated Bibliography, A7.
London: Collins, 1935. Full title: Gone to Ground: Or the Sporting Decameron 7.25'' x 4.75''. Original brown cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Original unclipped (7/6) pictorial dust jacket, with illustration by J. Z. Atkinson. First issue, in brown cloth with two pages of ads to rear and "7/6" price to spine of dust jacket. 267 pages with two pages of ads to rear. Jacket with some sunning to spine, light edgewear with a couple of tiny closed tears. Binding spine ends mildly bumped, a bit of offsetting to flyleaves. Sharp and clean.
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