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PRELUDE TO SPACE

by Clarke, Arthur C

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[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1954].. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition. Later binding of gray cloth with spine panel lettered in red. Clarke's first SF book. Text differs from those printed in the earlier World (1951) and Sidgwick and Jackson (1953) editions. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-103. A fine copy; no dust jacket. (#89013)

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