A CLASH OF CYMBALS. London: Faber & Faber, . Octavo, printed tan wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first British (and first hardcover) edition. Chronologically, the fourth book of the "Cities in Flight" series. Issued earlier in the U.S. in paperback as THE TRIUMPH OF TIME (1958). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-22. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 358-62. Wrappers age-darkened on spine panel and narrow stip along top edge of front cover, else a fine copy. An uncommon proof. (#112175).