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    Signed by Arthur C. Clarke

    Arthur C. Clarke. Childhood's End. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, [1954].

    First British edition. Signed by Clarke on title page. Octavo. 253 pages.

    Publisher's light blue cloth with gilt spine titles. Lightly rubbed with bowing boards. A few spots of wear to cloth on top edge with spine head split. Top page edge foxed and toning to endpapers. Dust jacket is rubbed and mildly soiled with lightly chipped corners. A very good copy.

    Accompanying this lot is a letter of provenance from The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation attesting to the validity of the signature. An enormously popular novel anticipating Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Number nine on Pringle's list of the 100 best science fiction novels.


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