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Against the Fall Of Night

By Clarke, Arthur C




Against the Fall of Night is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke. Originally appearing in the November, 1948 issue of the magazine Startling Stories, it was first published in book form in 1953 by Gnome Press. It was later expanded and revised as The City and the Stars. The original also appeared in a more recent edition along with another unconnected early work: The Lion of Comarre and Against the Fall of Night.


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Against the Fall of Night

CLARKE, Arthur C.

(New York): Gnome Press, 1953. Good/Good. First edition. A chip at the crown of both the book and the jacket, thus good or a little better in an about very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian, my favorite American, on -- appropriately enough -- the day of the solar eclipse -- 30 June 56. Arthur." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End, while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc, [1953]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, tiny closed tear to upper front panel, touch of rubbing to spine ends. (12228). Octavo, illustrated by Frank Kelly Freas, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. Expanded and rewritten as The City and the Stars (1956). See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-98.

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Against The Fall Of Night (Signed By Arthur C. Clarke)

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First Edition [stated] . Blue Boards. Fine Book/Fine DJ. 223 Pp. Fine Book [Mere Touch Of Rubbing At Corners Of Spine, No Rubbing To Tips], In A Fine, As-New Dust Jacket. Book And Dj Were Protected By A Tightly Fitting Folding Heavy Plastic Protector, Hence No Wear To Boards Except A Few Small Areas On Ends Of Spine, But There Is A Little Foxing To The Endpapers Opposite Where The Dj Protector Folds Were Taped Together, No Tape Ever On Book Or Dj. Signed By Clarke And Dated By Him "2 Sept '56". Signed By Arthur C. Clarke.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK VERY GOOD+/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, ATTRACTIVE DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. 1st printing. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. Frank Kelly Freas dustjacket art. First printing. One of Clarke's earliest and rarest titles. A handsome, collectible copy!

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$995.00

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT [A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL] [later revised and expanded under the title: THE CITY AND THE STARS]

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press Inc [1953]. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition. This copy has been inscribed and signed by the author on the front free end paper. Blue boards with purple spine lettering, 223 pages. A Very good Copy with scattered light shelf wear, faint scattered top edge foxing in bright attractive Very Good Dust Wrapper with a small area of light colored staining to the lower right corner of the rear panel and dust soiling. See Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages; Signed by Author . off 1/2

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Later expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956), this earlier version is still preferred by many readers. This copy has a brief signed inscription to "Bill" by Kelly Freas, who painted the illustration for the dust jacket. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#135223)

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc, [1953]. First edition. A fine copy in a very sharp bright fine dust jacket, with a touch of rubbing and some slight shelf wear to lower rear panel edge. (11860). Octavo, illustration by Kelly Freas, boards. Expanded and rewritten as The City and the Stars (1956). See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-98.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Boards lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and lower corner tips, tiny inked price at upper right corner of front free endpaper, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#86896)

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York, NY: Gnome Press, Inc., 1953. 223 pages, 8vo. Jacket unclipped: at $2.75. Jacket design by Frank Kelly Frease. Stated First Edition. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Light blue cloth boards with purple lettering along spine. Shelfwear to DJ: light scuffing along edges and covers, a few small tears along edges, some very light smudge marks on back cover. DJ in mylar. Light scuffing along cloth board edges. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Very Good condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Against the Fall of Night

CLARKE, ARTHUR C

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First Edition. Very light spotting; fine in dust jacket.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc, [1953]. First edition. A near fine copy with some rubbing to edges in a near fine dust jacket with a small fingernail size chip to upper spine panel/front panel fold. (8176). Octavo, boards.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press Inc, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover Octavo; VG/VG; Pictorial spine with white text; Boards show minor spotting or rubbing on head and tail edges; DJ is intact, protected with archival cover, shows minor shelf wear, light rubbing on corners and edges, small closed tear on top middle of back cover, small chip on lower left corner, back cover shows light spotting that carries over to edges of inside sleeves; Text block clean, lightly age toned, pages durable, text legible; pp 223; LP Consignment.Shelve Case 8 -- Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Some rubbing to edges, a near fine copy in near fine dust jacket with small fingernail size chip to upper spine panel at front spine fold. (#125463)

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Against the Fall of Night.

Clarke, Arthur C.

Gnome Press, 1953. First edition, first printing. Pastedowns slightly browned, one-half inch light stain to loer spine, very slight lean to spine, overall near fine in near fine dust jacket with light rippling to spine (corresponding water spotting to verso of spine panel) and shallow chipping to upper spine, in mylar cover. Signed by the author.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C

New York: Gnome Press, Inc., 1953 Neat owner's name and address on the front paste-down endpaper, hidden under the front flap of the dust jacket. Mild shelf wear along the bottom of the covers. Very good in very good dust jacket with a few tiny chips and mild edge wear at the spine panel ends. A very attractive copy.. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Mild tanning to endpapers, mostly along gutter margin of rear endpaper, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a small nick to top edge of front panel and several tiny closed tears at top edge of spine and rear panel. A nice copy. (#148615)

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Against the Fall of Night.

CLARKE, Arthur C.

[New York]:: Gnome Press Inc.,, [1953].. First edition.. original boards in dust jacket.. Vertical crease to front board; else better than very good in a bright unchipped jacket with some light soiling to the back panel.. 8vo,.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in purple on spine. Some spotting to top edge otherwise a clean copy. No ownership inscription. 223 pages. In a good dustwrapper with a couple of very minor closed tears, a very small chip at the foot of the spine and with the rear panel a little spotted. There is a superficial damp stain at the join of the rear panel with the rear inner flap but this is barely noticeable externally. Overall a very decent copy of a rather scarce early first edition. Photograph on request.. First Edition.

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$310.88

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C

Very Good book with dusting top page edges, some very light foxing spots page edges with edge wear and rubs through the blue color on bottom edges. In a Good to Very Good jacket that has edge wear, some small chips and losses, especially at spine ends, with slight yellowing spine and back panel, which is also mildly soiled. Jacket has triangular chip that just touches the G and P in Gnome Press. Front panel is very bright with the colors still vibrant.

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$300.00

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Boards lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, else a fine copy in bright, very good or better dust jacket with 25 mm closed tear along top edge of rear spine fold and 5 mm closed tear in upper edge of rear panel near flap fold with with partial, very faint associated crease, and some dust soiling to rear panel. (#157697)

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Jove Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0515048321 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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$90.84

Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C

Doubleday & Company. Used - Good. Good condition.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Jove Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0515048321 New Condition. . New.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Pyramid Books. Good with no dust jacket. 1960. First Edition Thus; 1st Pyramid Printing. Softcover. Scarce 1st edition Pyramid Books softcover. Reprint of orignal and unrevised 1953 text of Clarke's novel (which was substanially altered and republished in 1956 as "The City and the Stars"). Cover art by Robert V. Engle. Worn edges and creasing to the spine, but cover is intact with artwork well preserved. Binding is loose but intact. Pages have darkened somewhat, but text is otherwise clean and intact. All pages present and free of marking. No previous owner names, stickers or stamps. ; Cover Art; 159 pages .

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Against the Fall of Night - G554

Arthur C. Clarke-

Pyramid Books, 1953. Gd. Condition Classic Science Fiction SF13B). Soft Cover. Good.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Arthur C. Clarke

Garden City: Permabook. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Good in wrappers. Toning to pages and panels. Scuffing to panels. Creasing to lower front panel. Closed tear to upper. Closed tear to heel. Creasing to upper rear panel. Significant edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Swap Ranch

Clarke, Matt

P.E.C. Publisher's Export Co., El Cajon, Ca, 1967 first edition . R-224 nf - fine, unread, new looking, paperback

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CONFIDENTIAL (New York Reporter)

CLARKE, DONALD HENDERSON

avon book, , (first PB 1950), . 253, near fine, (CRIME NOVEL), paperback,

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Jove Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0515048321 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair.

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CLARKE, DONALD HENDERSON

avon book, , (first PB 1950), . 253, almost near fine, (CRIME NOVEL), paperback,

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HEADSTRONG YOUNG MAN (Greenwich Village)

CLARKE, DONALD HENDERSON

avon book, , (first PB 1952), . 472, near fine, (CRIME NOVEL), paperback,

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Jean Mary Solves the Mystery

Ella Dolbear Lee

The World Syndicate Publishing Co.. 1933. First Edition. Owner inscription. Near Fine condition.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke Arthur C

London: Gollancz S F. There is some light rippling and shelf wear to the d/w. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1991.

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HEADSTRONG YOUNG MAN (Greenwich Village)

CLARKE, DONALD HENDERSON

avon book, , (first PB 1952), . 472, almost near fine, (CRIME NOVEL), paperback,

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Against The Fall Of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Permabooks. MASS_MARKET_PAPERBACK. Good. No dust jacket. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior 160 p. 1st printing, .25 cent cover price, A Perma Star #310. . Good. 1954.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT [later revised and expanded under the title: THE CITY AND THE STARS]

Clarke, Arthur C. [cover painting by Robert V. Engle]

New York: Pyramid Books [1960]. Very Good. 1960. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. First edition thus. Pyramid G554 with 35 cents cover price. "Destiny in his hands. Alvin hesitated a moment. None of his people had left the City for uncounted millions of years. 'Diaspar has everything,' they said; 'why should we go outside into the desert?' But Alvin knew the fear that underlay the seeming free preference---the records he had studied hinted at the dark truth". 159 pages.VG copy [spine slightly cocked and lightly creased/edgeworn, small corner crease, pages slightly unevenly bound, cheap paper tanning]. .

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CLARKE, DONALD HENDERSON

avon book, , (Reprints Avon 253), . 650, near fine (CRIME NOVEL), paperback,

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CONFIDENTIAL (New York Reporter)

CLARKE, DONALD HENDERSON

avon book, , (first PB 1950), . 253, very good -fine, , reading crease (CRIME NOVEL), paperback,

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C

New York: Perma Books, 1954. #310. A solid reading copy with the front cover loosening from the text block and the spine. Bookstamp to the first page. Interiors are tightly bound and only lightly tanned. Soft cover wraps show corner creasing and chipping. Hard rub to the spine base resulting in some loss for about half an inch. Reading copy, but a solid one in a protective sleeve.. First Paperback Edition - First Printing. Vintage Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Against the fall of night

Clarke, Arthur C. (1917-2008)

New York : Pyramid Books, 1962. 2nd Pyramid Edition. Very good paperback copy with light tanning to margins; edges somewhat slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 159 pages; Description: 159 p. ; 21 cm. Subject: Life on other planets. Conformity -- Fiction. Conformity. Series: Pyramid Books - F754..

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Against The Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Pyramid, 1960. Book. Illus. by Robert V. Engle. N-Fine. Mass Market Paperback. First Edition/First Printing. Square solid tight copy. Light rubbing wear. G-554 THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

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Against The Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Pyramid, 1960. Book. Illus. by Robert V. Engle. N-Fine. Mass Market Paperback. First Edition/First Printing. Square solid tight copy. Light rubbing wear. G-554 THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

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Against The Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Pyramid, 1960. Book. Illus. by Robert V. Engle. N-Fine. Mass Market Paperback. First Edition/First Printing. Square solid tight copy. Moderate wear. G-554. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Permabooks, 1954 Permabook book number 310. Crease along the rear cover, else a very good plus copy.. First paperback edition, first printing. Paperback.

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taylor, louis

Harper & Row. Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1968. Hardcover. 8.30 X 5.70 X 1 inches .

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Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

Pyramid Books, 1967. Mass Market Paperback. Good. pyramid 1967= mass paper back book good wsome wear,tanning.small rip on edge * Unmarked* All merchandise is fully guaranteed* Buy from a professional company that cares about your satisfaction*S

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C

Permabooks. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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CLARKE, DONALD HENDERSON

avon t series, , (Reprints Avon 650), . T-300, almost near fine (CRIME NOVEL), paperback,

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Against the Fall of Night (Ibooks Science Fiction Classics)

Arthur C. Clarke

Ibooks, Inc, 2007-04-09. Paperback. Good.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C

Pyramid Books. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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