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    Arthur C. Clarke: The City and the Stars. (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1956), first edition, 310 pages, blue marbled cloth with silver lettering on spine and color decoration on the front board, 8vo (5.5" x 8.25"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Jacket illustration by George Salter. The City and the Stars is a revised and expanded version of Clarke's first novel, Against the Fall of Night. Clarke intended to showcase his improved writing skills by rewriting his first book; some readers preferred this version, some the original novel. Both remained in print long after the "revision" was published. The copy presented here is fine, with very minimal wear to the corners and spine. The dust jacket shows wear at two corners, the spine extremities, and one small tear at the bottom of the rear panel. A fine copy of Clarke's second chance at a first impression. From the Ventura Collection.

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