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    Arthur C. Clarke. Childhood's End. New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. First edition. Octavo. [vi], 214, [215-217: about the author], [218: about the publisher] pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in black, in original dust jacket. Housed in custom clamshell case. Previous owner's name and address in ink on front paste-down hidden by the jacket flap. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with two mended closed tears at bottom edge of front panel, 20 mm closed tear at upper front spine fold, and some light internal spotting and foxing, with just a bit of show-through on lower portion of front panel. A nice copy in an attractive jacket.

    An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-246. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41.


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