PRELUDE TO SPACE. London: Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, . Octavo, cloth. First British (and first hardcover) edition. The first printing of the revised text of Clarke's first SF book. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-103. A fine copy in good dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges, mainly along top edge and at lower corner tips, small tear and abrasion at top edge of front panel, several short closed tears at edges, and dust soiled rear panel. (#165550).
"First published in 1953" on copyright page.