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THE CITY AND THE STARS by  Arthur C Clarke - First edition - [1956] - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.co.uk

THE CITY AND THE STARS

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Offset to front free end paper from a label, small tear to boards at base of spine panel, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine du


New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956]. First edition. Offset to front free end paper from a label, small tear to boards at base of spine panel, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends and corner tips. (15488). Octavo, boards. Based on the author's first published novel, Against the Fall of Night (1948; 1953). This novel "...is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-45. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22.


  • Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 15488
  • Title: THE CITY AND THE STARS
  • Author: Clarke, Arthur C
  • Book condition: Used - Offset to front free end paper from a label, small tear to boards at base of spine panel, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine du
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: [1956]
  • Keywords: SF
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