Today’s email brings a message from ABE books, a subdivision of Amazon focused on collectible titles, about “End of the World” books. The book highlighted, in both text and image, is Earth Abides. As the essayist notes, “This is an extremely influential book.” Indeed.
Browsing through the hardcover first editions, you’ll discover that the high-end prices have gone up quite a bit. A signed first with dust jacket, in fine condition is being offered for $4500.
It’s good to see this masterwork beginning to receive its due.
If you have a first edition, I’d recommend keeping it in a safe place.