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The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke - 1st - 1956 - from Appledore Books, ABAA and

The City and the Stars

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Collectible; Very Good/Very Good

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. An attractive copy of the 1956 stated first edition. VG+ in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket. Octavo, 310 pgs. Two very small and light tape ghosts to the front endpaper, tasteful former owner bookplate to front pastedown. Very light chipping along the dustjacket's spine crown as well. Still though, clean and bright and very striking.

  • Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2716
  • Title: The City and the Stars
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Collectible; Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1956
  • Keywords: Rare Science fiction, Rare Arthur C. Clarke


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