29 June 2005
CLARKE, Arthur C. (b. 1917). 2001: A Space Odyssey. New York: New American Library, 1968.
8o. Original boards; pictorial dust jacket (slight age-toning at edges, otherwise fine; velvet-lined folding cloth box within full morocco slipcase with imaginative blind-stamped design. Provenance: Walter T. Shirley, book-collector (presentation inscription from the author).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Clarke on the title-page: "To Walter T. Shirley from Arthur C. Clarke." Basis for the 1968 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. PRESENTATION COPIES OF THIS TITLE ARE UNCOMMON.
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