Harcourt Brace, 1956, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition
CLARKE, ARTHUR C. The City and the Stars, New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956. Octavo, first edition, pp. viii, 310, mottled blue paper-covered boards with silver lettering on spine and variously colored little stars on spine and front. This is an expanded version of Against the Fall of Night (1949), which itself was a later version of some magazine work. "Partisans are deeply divided between this early work ... and the completely revised and expanded version, The City and the Stars. Raw first novel versus smoother, more complex finished work; take your pick (Anatomy of Wonder, II-245)." Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at head of spine, noticeable darkening to some of the white areas. Overall near fine. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Britain/UK; 1950s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52755.