2001: A Space Odyssey (Signed)

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: £1,450.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Near Fine

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USA New American Library / Science Fiction Book Club edition second printing. Hardback book is very clean and tight with a very slight lean. Blue leatherette boards clean and sharp, with slight softening to bottom foreedge corners, and a couple of light bumps to top edges of both upper and lower boards. The black leatherette spine is straight with perfect silver gilt titling. The spine ends have the absolute tiniest touch of rubbing to the head of the upper joints and the spine ends are lightly bumped. Text block top edge has lovely bold blue printers stain. The deckle foreedge has light toning, bottom perfect and white. The illustrated pastedown and FEPs are unmarked, except for a very small blue biro 'I' to the top corner of the front FEP, which does not detract against the blue background. The pages are crisp and clean, no creasing, spots, or tears. There is a neat previous booksellers pencil price to the top corner, and small neat biro and pencil notation to the bottom edge of the half title page. Feels well bound, tight and lightly read. Near Fine condition. Jacket is lovely glossy and bright, with bold colours to panels and spine, and very nice white areas. There is very light rubbing to joint ends, and light creasing to spine ends. The rear panel has some creases to the edges. Overall a solid near fine copy. Signed by author to half title page. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a quality addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. More images of this book are available please contact us if you require them. A super bright and clean copy of this USA book club edition, second printing from September 1968, indicated by gutter code 36J on page 221, the first printing being August 1968. Signed directly (not a bookplate or sticker) to the half title in black biro by Clarke, without dedication or inscription. Comes with great provenance as this volume was obtained from the estate of Roger Earnshaw, SF collector, well known at British conventions and in UK fandom , who often attended author signings. A superb addition to a Clarke collection.

Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Signed)

Author Name: Clarke, Arthur C.

Edition: Book Club Edition

Location Published: New York, New American Library / SFBC: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Type: Book

Categories: Science Fiction

Seller ID: 007043