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by Clarke, Arthur C

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New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover Octavo; VG/Poor; Green and white spine with green and white text; Boards show significant sunning on corners and head and tail edges; Dust jacket has been trimmed along the lower edge, and is lacking the lowest 1/4 inch of the dust jacket. The upper 1/4 inch of the paper backing to the mylar has been colored black in an attempt to disguise the damage.; DJ is clean with light shelf wear, discoloration caused by either sunning or age tone, 2 inch closed tear across left inside sleeve, back cover has small closed tear on top right near spine and a small scrape near bottom middle; Comes in protective mylar covering; Text block clean, significantly age toned, minimal shelf wear, text legible, pages durable; pp 186. LP consignment. Shelve Case 8 -- Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

Earthlight is one of Arthur C. Clarke's earlier works, dating back to 1955. It is an expansion to novel length of a short story that he had published four years earlier.


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