Prelude to Space by Arthur C Clarke: first edition
The copy of Prelude to Space with a price clipped dust jacket. The science fiction novel first appeared in magazine in 1951 by World Editions Inc, in the series, Galaxy Science Fiction.
Original red cloth boards with shelf wear to the edges. Discolouration of some small areas of the edges. Slight bow to the front board and damp stained. Small book sellers stamp on the paste down. Name and address on the front free page. Slight water staining to front pages. Contents clean and lightly browned. The dust jacket has shelf wear and rubbing. Chipping and small tears. 6 cm piece missing from the rear cover. Hole on the rear cover. 8vo. 176 pp.
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