THE BEST OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE VOLUME I: 1937-1955 [with] THE BEST OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE VOLUME II: 1956-1972. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, . Octavo, two volumes, boards. New edition. A presentation set with a signed inscription on the front free endpaper of each volume by Clarke to "Dave." Collection of eighteen stories published between 1937 ("Travel by Wire") and 1972 ("A Meeting with Medusa") with preface by Clarke, compiled by Angus Wells, first published as a single volume collection by Sidgwick & Jackson in 1973. This 1977 edition updates Gerald Bishop's bibliographical checklist of Clarke's fiction books through 1977. A fine set in fine dust jackets. Both 1973 and 1977 editions are very scarce and are rarely found inscribed or signed by Clarke. (#152801).
"First published in this edition in 1977 ..." on copyright page.