(#155916) CHILDHOOD'S END. Arthur C. Clarke.

CHILDHOOD'S END. New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed on the title page by Clarke. An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-246. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41. Apparently, at one time owned by the author, with his ownership stamp on the rear paste-down: "Sir Arthur C Clarke, CBE / No 25 Barnes Place / Colombo 7 / Sri Lanka." Small ink-stamp of W. L. Wilie Jr. at top edge of front free endpaper. Small, faint tape ghosts at upper and lower corners of each free endpaper, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with tape ghosts at spine ends and corners. In a lovely custom quarter leather clamshell box. (#155916).

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