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Against The Fall Of Night (Signed By Arthur C. Clarke) by  Arthur C Clarke - First Edition [stated]  - 1953 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 024108)

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

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

by Clarke, Arthur C

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  • hardcover
  • First
Fine Book/Fine DJ
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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.


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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Arroyo Seco Books US (US)
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Against The Fall Of Night (Signed By Arthur C. Clarke)
Clarke, Arthur C
Blue Boards
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Used - Fine Book
Jacket condition
Fine DJ
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First Edition [stated]
Gnome Press
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New York
Date published
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Arroyo Seco Books lists over 20,000 used and unusual books in all fields, including physics, art, philosophy, social science, literature, science fiction, etc. We also have a large stock of prints, antiquarian and modern. Most items are listed in about 100 catalogs titled by subject matter on this site. We purchase large and interesting private libraries. All stock is on line. Member of IOBA. Shipping set at fixed rates but large items may require additional postage. International shipments sent only by insured USPS mail. Shipments to the UK require USPS Priority Express Mail in order to fully insure, since March 1, 2020. Sales within California may be subject to California sales tax; sales tax may be required for shipments to other states that require sales tax for inbound shipments. International shipments may be subject to fees and/or VAT which are responsibility of the buyer. Contact: Stephen Clauser, 626-372-3863.


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First Edition
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