EXPEDITION TO EARTH. New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper by Clarke. Clarke's first collection of short fiction. "Eleven early stories by this major author, most of them involving space travel and the far future, and written in a yearning, quasi-poetic style. Often they have little stings in the tail. Includes 'The Sentinel' (1951), which later formed the basis of the novel and film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 125-6. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-100. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a hint of general dust soiling. A sharp copy. (#152798).

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