On offer a SIGNED UK first edition AND first print of Arthur C Clarke's debut novel' The Sands of Mars' published by Sidgwick and Jackson in London in 1951. This is a very scarce first edition to be found, especially with the fragile dust jacket, even more so signed. Also, the signature is where it belongs: on the title page and NOT on the endpaper. Condition: very good in a very good dust jacket.
There is a little bit of foxing to the endpapers, the pages are clean, but obviously aged at the edges. The boards are clean and sharp with only the slightest of shelf wear.
The dust jacket is NOT clipped and has a little bit of chipping to the edges and a few very tiny holes which is hard to capture on camera. The Sands of Mars' is a very important science fiction title as it introduces a number of features that Clarke later used in'Odyssey 2001' and its sequels.
Please check out my other collectible books on offer including a signed Arthur C Clarke first edition of'Odyssey 2010'; thank you! The item "Arthur C Clarke,'Sands of Mars', UK true first edition 1st/1st SIGNED" is in sale since Thursday, December 08, 2016. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "firstandfine" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to United States, to Canada, to Australia, to New Zealand, to Mexico.