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    Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke

    Arthur C. Clarke. Sands of Mars. New York: Gnome Press, [1952].

    First American edition. Inscribed by Clarke on the front free endpaper: "To Fred Durant / with all good wishes / from / Arthur Clarke." Octavo. 216 pages.

    Publisher's red boards with black stamping. Edges and spine ends are lightly rubbed. Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket is lightly edgeworn with mild chipping to corners and spine ends. There is a one-inch tear starting at the bottom edge of the front joint and a closed split in the spine about one-inch below the author's name; some darkening to rear panel and fold. A very good copy.

    Inscribed to Frederick C. Durant, III, a key advisor to the U.S. military, intelligence, and civilian space-flight programs of the 1950s and '60s, and a long-time friend of Clarke.

    Currey, p. 115.

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    October, 2010
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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