New York: Bantam Books, 1988
First edition. First issue, with Carl Sagan’s introduction and without the dedication and table of contents on the copyright page. A fine copy, in an all but fine unclipped dust jacket, just with the tiniest nicks at the corners of the spine. Using non-technical terms, Hawking introduced modern physics to many in the general population. Over 25 million copies of A Brief History of Time have sold. The first issue was suppressed at Hawking’s request because of misprints and factual errors, and the publisher destroyed the large majority of copies. An excellent surviving example.