Citizen of the Galaxy
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957. First edition. Fine first issue book with Scribner's A to copyright page. In a Near Fine jacket with minimal rubbing to extremities and small chip to rear panel near crown of spine. A pleasing copy.
Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's imperialist novel Kim, Citizen of the Galaxy considers a future in which humans engage in trade with extra terrestrial communities engaged in slavery. Interplanetary laws seek to limit the trading of human slaves, but when a young boy Thorby is purchased at an auction on the planet Jubbul, readers get insight into the grassroots abolition movements that are potentially more effective at fighting for freedom. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5351)