Clarke, Arthur C.
Title PRELUDE TO SPACE
Book Condition Pages uniformly tanned, very faint foxing and offsetting to front endsheets, thus nearly fine, in gleamingly bright black boards with red-orange spine lettering; in nearly fine illustrated dust jacket showing some very light wear and mild foxing to flaps.
Edition First U.S. hardcover edition, first printing. 5000 copies. Preceded in the U.S. by a 1953 Galaxy pb, in the UK by a 1953 Sedgwick & Jackson issue.
Publisher (N.Y.): Gnome Press, Inc., (1954).
Seller ID 47184.00
Currey and Owings-and-Chalker disagree about the priority of this issue. Currey says no priority has been established between the blue and the black bindings, O&C call this black binding a second state. Jacket art by Emsh.