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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT - Clarke, Arthur C - 1953. 
Gnome Press, Inc. ., [New York] - Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version utilizing the archetypal youth's quest and coming of age theme, a theme lost in the revised version, is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A stunning copy. (#140044) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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