Against the Fall of Night.[Hicksville, NY], Gnome Press, Inc., 1953 Stock Code: 138965
NotesFirst edition in book form, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page "To Timothy Maclaren from Arthur C. Clarke". Clarke's pioneering work of science fiction originally appeared as a novella in the November 1948 issue of the magazine Startling Stories. In 1951 Clarke revised and expanded the text, for publication in the present book-form in 1953. He later expanded and revised the text again, republishing the novel in 1956 under the title The City and the Stars.
Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, spine lettered in purple. With the dust jacket.
Light sunning and rubbing around extremities, else a very good copy, in near-fine, bright jacket, very light soiling to rear panel and peripheral shelfwear.
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