Very good, in jacket with some rubbing and edge-wear, some loss to corners and spine-ends, but otherwise very good.
Hyams (Edward S.) The Wings of Morning.
London, Duckworth, 1939
First edition. Large 8vo. Publisher’s white cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 7/6 on front flap, overprinted with 4/6.
The first novel by the writer described by Ronald Bryden as “the most exasperatingly gifted writer in England”. Hyams was a translator and author, active in various genres, fiction and non-fiction, from before World War Two. Although not widely known for his speculative work, he published several novels of Sci-Fi interest. The Wings of the Morning is a discussion novel in the style of the scientific romance set as a future war novel whose description does not very accurately anticipate the reality to come. This was his first novel written when he was 28 years old. Rare. No copies of any kind for sale at time of listing.