PRELUDE TO SPACE. [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition. Later binding of gray cloth with spine panel lettered in red. Clarke's first SF book. Text differs from those printed in the earlier World (1951) and Sidgwick and Jackson (1953) editions. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-103. A fine copy; no dust jacket. (#89013).
First edition so stated on copyright page.