CHILDHOOD'S END. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-246. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of wear at lower spine end and lower front corner tip, and a hint of darkening to spine panel. A lovely copy. Enclosed in a custom cloth clamshell box with leather spine label. (#161615).
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