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The City and The Stars by Arthur C. Clarke - First edition. - 1956 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.co.uk

The City and The Stars

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Very Good/Dust Jacket Included


ont> Frederick Muller Ltd. : London, 1956 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Arthur C Clarke's work The City and The Stars. First edition, first impression. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded as a key figure in the popularisation of space travel. His screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written with Stanley Kubrick, is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. The City and the Stars is a complete rewrite of Clarke's first novel, Against the Fall of Night, written by Clarke to show the improvement in his writing style. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with some wear to the extremities and some slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Book is slightly cocked. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Dustwrapper is sound with chipping and closed tears to the extremities, including some loss to the head and tail of the spine. Handling marks to the wrap. Evidence of adhesive tape removal to the flyleaves. Internally generally firmly bound. Scattered spotting, heavier to the first and last few pages and the fore-edge. Overall Condition: Good in a Good Only dustwrapper.


  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 055630
  • Title: The City and The Stars
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Dust Jacket Included
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: ont> Frederick Muller Ltd. : London
  • Date published: 1956


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