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Prelude To Space

By Clarke, Arthur C




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Prelude To Space (First Us Edition, Signed By Clarke)

Clarke, Arthur C.

NY Gnome Press 1954, 1954. First Edition Thus . Blue Boards. Fine Book, As New/Fine Dust Jacket, as New. 191 Pp. Blue Boards Lettered In Yellow. First Hard Cover Am. Ed. (With Textual Changes From Earlier Paperback And Uk Hardcover Editions), "First Edition" Stated, First State Binding. As New, Crisp, No Rubbing At All Anywhere, Spine Ends Hard And Untouched. Dj As New. Book And Dj Protected By A Heavy Plastic Protector Which Prevented Rubbing Along Lower Edge Of Boards; Tape Fastening The Dj Protector Folds [Not On Book Or Dj] Which Has Left A Little Offsetting To Free Endpapers. Signed By Artrhur C Clarke.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1953. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK VERY GOOD+/JACKET VERY GOOD. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A rare find. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, ATTRACTIVE DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 176 pages. Scarce first printing of author's first published novel. First printing. This British copy is the true first printing of Clarke's first novel. A handsome, collectible copy!

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Price: $695.00


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Prelude to Space.

CLARKE, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press,, 1954. Octavo. Original marbled boards, titles to spine in yellow. With the pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy. First US hardback edition, first printing. Prelude to Space was originally published in the US in paperback in 1951; a revised and expanded hardback edition appeared in the UK in 1953. The Gnome Press, founded by Greenberg and author David Kyle in 1948, was one of the most important science fiction presses of the 20th century, publishing Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and other classics for the first time.

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Prelude to Space

CLARKE, Arthur C.

Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953. First U,K Edition and First Hardcover Ed. A fine copy (neat ink name inside front board) in a near fine sl. edgeworn d.w., the head of the spine has been internally reinforced with sellotape, but no showthrough. An attractive copy of this scarce issue of the author's first novel.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt Brace And World, 1970. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEW/JACKET FINE. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. Author's first published novel. First thus. Includes a new preface by the author. HANDSOME, COLLECTIBLE COPY!

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PRELUDE TO SPACE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, [1953].. Octavo, cloth. First British (and first hardcover) edition. The first printing of the revised text of Clarke's first SF book. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-103. Light abrasions to surface of rear free endpaper where a note was erased, else a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear at head of spine panel and a trace of dust soiling to rear panel. (#89225)

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Davis, Jim

1984. Edition: 1. softcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.. 717

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PRELUDE TO SPACE

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1954].. Octavo, boards. First U.S. hardcover edition. An early binding, perhaps the first (priority not established), of blue boards with spine lettered in yellow. A scarce binding state. 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 in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#150107)

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PRELUDE TO SPACE

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, Inc, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 191 pp., VG/VG; black pictorial DJ with white lettering to spine, red and white lettering to front cover; mild wear to DJ (e.g., rubbing to covers, mild chipping to head of spine); price uncut "$2.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; blue marbled paper boards, small light green text to spine; mild bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; very mild age-toning to edges of boards; age-toning to text-block, mild staining towards bottom of fore-edge; mild age-toning to margins of interior, text clear and legible; "First Edition" stated to copyright page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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Prelude to Space (With Signed Bookplate)

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Includes owner's bookplate, signed by Clarke (loose, not tipped on). DJ has light rubbing to the upper corners, spine ends. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages .

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Prelude To Space

Arthur C. Clarke

2012-03-25. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C

Gnome, 1954-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 1954, Gnome Press. Stated First Edition. Very good copy of this scarce classic! This is Clarke's second science fiction novel, first time printed with this slightly altered text. Unclipped dust jacket in protective plastic wrap. Binding is tight and sturdy. Dj shows mild wear/aging. Previous owner's name signed and dated on inside cover. Edge of pages show a bit of tanning and foxing to top. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome, 1954. A First Edition in Very Good Plus condition with an unclipped Very Good Minus Dust Jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Hardcover.

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Prelude To Space

Arthur C. Clarke

2012-03-25. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Gnome Press, 1954. First Edition in Very Good condition but lacking a Dust Jacket. Blue boards with yellow lettering.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Hardcover.

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Prelude To Space

Arthur C. Clarke

2012-03-25. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

UK: Sidgwick & Jackson. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953. Hardback first edition and first impression. A very good book in a good-only jacket. Owner's name to front endpaper, some offsetting from the flaps. Jacket has a number of short tears, some creasing and rubbing and a couple of short tips, particularly to the corners. Some foxing to the fore-edge. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1953.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Gnome Press, 1954. First Edition in Very Good Minus condition but lacking a Dust Jacket. Blue boards with yellow lettering. Corners bumped.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Hardcover.

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Prelude To Space

Arthur C. Clarke

2012-03-25. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Sidgwick and Jackson Limited set of two, first is the true first edition of Prelude to Space in Galaxy science fiction Novel #3, near fine with very very minor wear. also with first hardcover edition, book in fine condition, DJ v ery good with wear and tear along edges and slight fading.. F. Hardcover.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke. Arthur. C.

Sidgwick 1953 (1st UK) A lovely copy of this early Clarke. First edition, first impression. Dustjacket is bright and NOT price-clipped. Sl. rubbed to top and bottom of spine and a small triangle missing from bottom fron right of wrapper. Near Fine in a VG d/w.. First Edition.

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Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

2016-12-20. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $105.12


Prelude to Space

Arthur C Clarke

1980-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $103.66


Prelude To Space

Arthur C Clarke

1977-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $102.18


Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

1977-10-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Prelude to Space

CLARKE, ARTHUR C.

Sidgwick and Jackson Limited 1953. First edition, octavo, red cloth boards with black lettering to spine, 176pp, VG (some rubbing to boards, some tanning to eps, ight foxing to page edges, v light foxing to prelims) in d/w, VG ( light tanning & foxing, light soiling, moderate creasing to edges, some rubbing esp to folds)

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C

Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. the jacket is worn and a bit creased. a few small tears but almost entirely complete. there is a small patch at the base of the spine where a label was. the book has no inscriptions but there is a reference number under the rear board and a small scar. no other markings. the binding is excellent. from an old age home library

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, 1970 true first edition of Prelude to Space in Galaxy science fiction Novel #3, very good with minor wear and tear.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, 1954. Ex-Library. VG-. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black cloth-effect paper-covered boards, lettered in red, supposedly a second state binding (Owings and Chalker), though Currey states no established priority to the blue and black bindings. Ex-library copy showing several discard stamps including on top and bottom text block edges but otherwise minimally marked, mild tape scarring on binding where dust jacket sleeve had been anchored, also scarred endpapers. Text block moderately toned by age, typical of Gnome issues from this era, but otherwise intact, with firm binding. Embossed seal on title page. 191 pp. Original color illus. dust jacket is quite nicely preserved, showing only light rubbing at corners and upper spine, with small label with author's surname on lower spine panel (we have not attempted removal), light soiling at bottom corners of both flaps, solid VG+ and probably Near Fine in some estimates, possibly slightly trimmed as DJ is about 1/8" shorter than binding..

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PRELUDE TO SPACE [also reissued under the titles: MASTER OF SPACE and later as: THE SPACE DREAMERS]

Clarke, Arthur C. [Dust Wrapper design by Ed "EMSH" Emshwiller]

[New York]: Gnome Press Inc [1954]. Fair with no dust jacket. 1954. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. First US hardcover edition. Blue boards with yellow lettering [Currey A, first state binding?], 191 pages. Ex-library copy [spine slightly cocked with the ends bumped and worn, lower corners lightly bumped, tape residue to the boards, library stamp to the top edge, clean replaced endpapers] in otherwise bright VG+ Dust Wrapper marred by chipping to the spine head, black background recoloration to the spine ends, light sticker pull near the spine heel, and very scattered blind-side only staining along the bottom edge [probably from an old style protector now replaced with a modern protector]. Overall, a perhaps more visually pleasing copy than the litany of flaws might suggest. .

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Prelude to Space

Clarke,Arthur C

Gnome Press, 1954. chipping to the dw at the head and heel of the spine. First Editiion. Hardback. Near Fine/Good. Hardcover.

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Prelude to Space.

ARTHUR C.CLARKE

Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1953. The first UK and first casebound edition of Clarke's first published science fiction novel (first issued in 1951 as a cheap science fiction paperback by Galaxy Science Fiction, and here quite heavily revised). 8vo. 176pp. Red cloth, lettered in black at spine. Cloth fractionally rubbed at tips of corners and head and base of spine. Former owner name and date inked to front endpaper and small dealer plate to front pastedown. Tiny stain to lower margin of ten leaves but no text impacted. A very crisp and bright copy of a scarce volume, in pictorial dust wrapper, creased and a little dust marked, with two short jagged tears and some loss to spine extremities and rear panel.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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Prelude to Space.

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1953. Book. Good to Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A NICE COPY. Octavo. Good to VG deep red boards titled in black, corners slightly rubbed, binding clean and tight; light tanning and foxing to page edges and end papers, interior clean and sound. Dust jacket worn but still attractive. **In stock. We pack well and ship promptly!**.

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Prelude to Space (Signed) Galaxy Sciene Fiction Novel No. 3

Clarke, Arthur C.

NY: World Editions, Inc.. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1951. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Inscribed by Clarke. ; 7 1/2"; 160 pages; Signed by Author .

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Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

Ballantine. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953. First Hardcover Edition . Red Cloth. Near Fine Book/Defective Dust JAcket. 176 Pp. Red Cloth With Black Lettering. First Hardcover Edition. Book Is Clean And With Just Traces Of Wear, A Little Dusty Along Top Of Pages. Dust Jacket Is Bright And Clean, A Little Edge Wear, Rubbed For 3 Mm At Top Of Spine, Spine Shows Some Wrinkling With Light Associated Wear; However Dj Has A Long Tear Extending From Bottom Of Front Panel To A Depth Of 5 Cm, Across Bottom Of Front Panel And Front Flap, With Total Loss Of This Lower Approx. 2" Deep X 4" Wide Part Of Dust Jacket Across Most Of Front Panel And All Of The Bottom 2" Of The Front Flap.

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Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

1986-05-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Sidgwick and Jackson Limited : London, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first hardback edition of this science fiction work by Arthur C. Clarke. First published in paperback form in 1947 as part of the Galaxy Novels series. 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. For many years Arthur C. Clarke, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asmiov, were considered the 'Big Three' of science fiction writing. Prelude to Space is the fictional tale of the launching of Prometheus, the first spacecraft capable of reaching the moon. The work was written before the Apollo program but was written with progandist intentions by Clarke who was an influential member of the astronautics community. Condition: In a red cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally very smart, with just some slight shelfwear to the extremities and slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is sound, with chipping and closed tears to the extremities. Loss to the head of the spine and front wrap. Archival tape repairs and reinforcements to the reverse of the wrap. Puncture to the front of the wrap, which has been reinforced to the rear. Creasing and handling marks to the wrap. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some marginal age toning due to paper used. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Good Only dustwrapper.

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Prelude To Space

Arthur C. Clarke

Literary Licensing, LLC, 2012-03-25. Hardcover. Good.

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Prelude To Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Literary Licensing, LLC. Hardcover. 1258253720 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C. (cover art by Gerard Quinn)

London: Sidgwick & Jackson 1953 First Edition cr.8vo 176pp, 1953 VG original brown cloth, front panel of DW pasted onto front cover, with artwork by Gerard Quinn, ex Library of Futurian Society of Sydney with remains of bookplate on ffep, and a couple of library stamps, otherwise clean throughout.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C

London, United Kingdom: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953. First hardback Edition after being published in soft cover 1951. Recounts the fictional events leading up the launch of Prometheus, the world's first spacecraft capable of reaching the Moon. CONDITION Tan cloth bds have faintest shelfwear, 176 pages are very bright and crisp with faint toned ends.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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PRELUDE TO SPACE

Arthur C. Clarke

New York: Ballantine Books. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Very Good in wrappers. Edge wear and soiling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Ballantine Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 034525113X New Condition. . New.

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Prelude to Space

Clarke, Arthur C.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345341023 New Condition. . New.

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Prelude to space

Clarke, Arthur C. (1917-2008)

[New York] Gnome Press, 1954. Hardcover. Used; Good. Edition: . First edition. Tanned pages. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory #2597563

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Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Sidgwick and Jackson Limited : London, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first hardback edition of this science fiction work by Arthur C. Clarke. First published in paperback form in 1947 as part of the Galaxy Novels series. 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. For many years Arthur C. Clarke, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asmiov, were considered the 'Big Three' of science fiction writing. Prelude to Space is the fictional tale of the launching of Prometheus, the first spacecraft capable of reaching the moon. The work was written before the Apollo program but was written with progandist intentions by Clarke who was an influential member of the astronautics community. Condition: In a red cloth binding in the original price clipped dustwrapper. Externally generally smart. Rubbing to extremities and head and tail of the spine. Joints starting but firm. Cloth starting to lift to the rear board. Dustwrapper is price clipped to the rear flyleaf. Chipping and closed tears to the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Creasing to dustwrapper. Wrap has been repaired with archival tape to the head and tail of the spine and to the reverse of the wrap. Handling marks to the wrap. Internally generally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with just the odd spot. Overall Condition: Good in a Fair dustwrapper.

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PRELUDE TO SPACE

Clarke, Arthur C.

[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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Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

Gnome Press, Inc. Collectible - Acceptable. 1954, stated 1st edition. 2nd state w/black cloth and red lettering on spine. Pages are browned but o/w very nice condiiton, clean and sound. No dust jacket.

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PRELUDE TO SPACE: GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL NO. 3

Arthur C. Clarke

UK: World Editions, 1951. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.6 inches. No markings from previous owners. Pages are clean, binding is sound. Text block is clean. Spine is uncreased. Covers are clean and bright with some slight edge wear. Encased in a beautiful slipcase.

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