New York: Bantam, 1988. First American Edition. Stephen Hawking attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology, including the Big Bang, black holes and light cones, to the non-specialist reader. His main goal is to give an overview of the subject, but he also attempts to explain some complex mathematics. First Printing; (full number line). Second State. Octavo (23.5cm.); black cloth spine over black paper covered boards; silver stamped on spine; author's initials embossed on front board; dustjacket; 198pp.; Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $18.95 and $24.95); light rubbing, still Fine.