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    Arthur C. Clarke. Childhood's End. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953.

    First edition. Octavo. 214 pages.

    Red cloth with black spine titles. Light shelf wear with some "puckering" down the spine as is common with this publisher's hardcover editions. Internal contents slightly toned. Pencil text has been erased on the front free endpaper, leaving the indention of the words. Price-clipped dust jacket with chipping and small area of loss to the head and foot of the spine. Taped repairs on the verso of the jacket. Jacket generally toned and exhibits reasonable shelf wear. A very good copy.

    Pringle ranks this work as number nine in his list of the 100 best science fiction novels. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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