First edition, first impression. A gorgeous copy in the classic Gollancz jacket, uncommon in such nice condition.
The Coming of the Space Age contains thirty-six essays and articles on aspects of space exploration, beginning with early rocketry and Sputnik and addressing questions for the future such as whether humans can live on Mars, what other bodies in the Solar System are like, what contact with extraterrestrials would be like, and questions of religion and spirituality. Some of the authors include Werner von Braun, Robert Goddard, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, C. S. Lewis, Percival Lowell, Olaf Stapledon, Carl Sagan, John Glenn, J. B. S. Haldane, and Clarke himself.
...Famous Accounts of Man’s Probing the Universe. Selected and Edited by Arthur C. Clarke.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967.
Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Some, tiny, faint spots to the edges of the text block. A superb, fresh copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed with a short closed tear at the top edge of the upper panel.
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