A CLASH OF CYMBALS. London: Faber & Faber, . Octavo, cloth. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription dated 1960 by Blish to Dirce Archer on the front free endpaper. 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. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A superior copy of an elusive book rarely found signed or inscribed by Blish. (#112176).
"First published in mcmlix / ..." on copyright page.