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    Wonderful Association Copy from Sagan to Asimov

    Carl Sagan. Contact. New York: Simon and Schuster, [1985]. First edition, first printing. Warmly signed and inscribed on the title page by Sagan to Isaac and Janet Asimov, "9/14/85 / For Isaac, / Who first opened up to me / the vista of a galactic / civilization. / With fond regards, / to you and Janet. / Carl". 432 pages. Publisher's quarter black cloth over black paper boards. Gilt spine titles. Faint bumping to corners. Mild rubbing and toning to dust jacket. A beautiful, overall fine copy with a dazzling association demonstrating the friendship between two of the most brilliant minds of the Twentieth-Century. Sagan was described by Asimov as being one of only two people who's intellect he considered superior to his own.

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    Asimov. In Joy Still Felt: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1954-1978. Page 217, 302.

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