THE INHERITORS: an extravagant story
The published state, with the corrected dedication leaf a cancel and the sky on the first cover not coloured gilt. Tan pictorial cloth stamped in red & black.. pp (8), 324. Title page in orange & black. Cagle A6.a.(2). Page edges lightly yellowed, spine very lightly darkened, else a fine, bright copy, no rubbing to the cover stamping, no owner names. The only work of science fiction by either Conrad or Ford. Earth is invaded by the Dimensionists, an advanced humanoid race from earth's future, who coexist with the present in an alternate universe on a different plane in time. A book of social satire as well as speculative fiction. The US edition was published 23 May while the UK issue (printed from US plates) was published 26 June. This published state of the US first is not common; the first state is known in only a handful of copies.