The Ghost in The Machine
London: Hutchinson, 1967. First Edition. Original black and yellow dust jacket. Green boards. Here, Arthur Koestler completes a cycle which he began with The Sleepwalkers and continued with The Act of Creation. Those books were concerned with scientific discovery and artistic inspiration-the glory of man; The Ghost in the Machine ends with a discussion of man's urge to self-destruction- the predicament of man. xiv, 384 pp. 215 by 140mm (8½ by 5½ inches).
Condition: Wrapper is clean, but with a little chipping to the edges. Clear laminate is lifting in parts. 3cm closed tear to the edge of the rear panel with corresponding crease. Boards are clean but slightly bumped. Inside is in very good condition. Bookplate for the "Intercontinental Literary Agency" to front end paper.