Book Condition: Very Good Plus - Firm copy with sun-faded cloth edges, faint spots of toning to top cloth binding edge.
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Two quarter-inch closed tears and tiny chip to the dust jacket, a crease across cover bottom, rubbing to extremities, underside is paper-tape reinforced at spine ends and corners, the inside edge of rear flap has been slightly trimmed, cutting off the first one or two letters of the text lines. Not price-clipped. Fresh mylar cover.
Authors: Arthur C. Clarke
Cover Artist: Sarah Jones
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Sidgwick and Jackson
Features: Signed by the Author on a bookplate fixed to the front paste down endpaper. First British printing. First state binding of blue cloth with spine lettered gilt. Pictorial dust jacket.