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Against the Fall Of Night

By Clarke, Arthur C




Against the Fall of Night is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke. Originally appearing in the November, 1948 issue of the magazine Startling Stories, it was first published in book form in 1953 by Gnome Press. It was later expanded and revised as The City and the Stars. The original also appeared in a more recent edition along with another unconnected early work: The Lion of Comarre and Against the Fall of Night.


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Against the Fall of Night

CLARKE, Arthur C.

(New York): Gnome Press, 1953. Hardcover. Good/Good. First edition. A chip at the crown of both the book and the jacket, thus good or a little better in an about very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protégé, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (*Islands in the Sky*): "To Ian, my favorite American, on - appropriately enough - the day of the solar eclipse - 30 June 56. Arthur." Macauley was an award-winning *New York Times* journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, *Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!* (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of *Childhood's End*, while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy.

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Against The Fall Of Night (Signed By Arthur C. Clarke)

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First Edition [stated] . Blue Boards. Fine Book/Fine DJ. 223 Pp. Fine Book [Mere Touch Of Rubbing At Corners Of Spine, No Rubbing To Tips], In A Fine, As-New Dust Jacket. Book And Dj Were Protected By A Tightly Fitting Folding Heavy Plastic Protector, Hence No Wear To Boards Except A Few Small Areas On Ends Of Spine, But There Is A Little Foxing To The Endpapers Opposite Where The Dj Protector Folds Were Taped Together, No Tape Ever On Book Or Dj. Signed By Clarke And Dated By Him "2 Sept '56". Signed By Arthur C. Clarke.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc, [1953]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, tiny closed tear to upper front panel, touch of rubbing to spine ends. (12228). Octavo, illustrated by Frank Kelly Freas, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. Expanded and rewritten as The City and the Stars (1956). See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-98.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C. (SIGNED!)

New York: Gnome, 1953. A Fiirst Edition in Very Good condition with an unclipped Very Good Minus condition Dust Jacket. Cover Art by Kelly Freas (misspelled as Frease on the jacket. flap). Boards have slight bumps on all four corners, the bottom edges and top of spine are scuffed, and there is spotting on the spine. The jacket is rubbed/scuffed at various points along both edges, most notably at the front corners, and there is a chip at the top corner of the back cover. The back cover is lightly soiled. Artwork is not impacted and back cover text is clearly readable. It is signed by the author with an inscription to the previous owner on the page facing the front board.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Very Good Minus. Hardcover.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK VERY GOOD+/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, ATTRACTIVE DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. 1st printing. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. Frank Kelly Freas dustjacket art. First printing. One of Clarke's earliest and rarest titles. A handsome, collectible copy!

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT [A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL] [later revised and expanded under the title: THE CITY AND THE STARS]

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press Inc [1953]. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition. This copy has been inscribed and signed by the author on the front free end paper. Blue boards with purple spine lettering, 223 pages. A Very good Copy with scattered light shelf wear, faint scattered top edge foxing in bright attractive Very Good Dust Wrapper with a small area of light colored staining to the lower right corner of the rear panel and dust soiling. See Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages; Signed by Author . off 1/2

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Later expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956), this earlier version is still preferred by many readers. This copy has a brief signed inscription to "Bill" by Kelly Freas, who painted the illustration for the dust jacket. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#135223)

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc, [1953]. First edition. A fine copy in a very sharp bright fine dust jacket, with a touch of rubbing and some slight shelf wear to lower rear panel edge. (11860). Octavo, illustration by Kelly Freas, boards. Expanded and rewritten as The City and the Stars (1956). See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-98.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Boards lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and lower corner tips, tiny inked price at upper right corner of front free endpaper, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#86896)

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Against the Fall of Night

CLARKE, ARTHUR C

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First Edition. Very light spotting; fine in dust jacket.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc, [1953]. First edition. A near fine copy with some rubbing to edges in a near fine dust jacket with a small fingernail size chip to upper spine panel/front panel fold. (8176). Octavo, boards.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Some rubbing to edges, a near fine copy in near fine dust jacket with small fingernail size chip to upper spine panel at front spine fold. (#125463)

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, Inc., 1953 Neat owner's name and address on the front paste-down endpaper, hidden under the front flap of the dust jacket. Mild shelf wear along the bottom of the covers. Very good in very good dust jacket with a few tiny chips and mild edge wear at the spine panel ends. A very attractive copy.. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Mild tanning to endpapers, mostly along gutter margin of rear endpaper, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a small nick to top edge of front panel and several tiny closed tears at top edge of spine and rear panel. A nice copy. (#148615)

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C

Very Good book with dusting top page edges, some very light foxing spots page edges with edge wear and rubs through the blue color on bottom edges. In a Good to Very Good jacket that has edge wear, some small chips and losses, especially at spine ends, with slight yellowing spine and back panel, which is also mildly soiled. Jacket has triangular chip that just touches the G and P in Gnome Press. Front panel is very bright with the colors still vibrant.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York, NY: Gnome Press, Inc., 1953. 223 pages, 8vo. Jacket unclipped: at $2.75. Jacket design by Frank Kelly Frease. Stated First Edition. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Wolff. Light blue cloth boards with purple lettering along spine. Shelfwear to DJ: light scuffing along edges and covers, a few small tears along edges, some very light smudge marks on back cover. DJ in mylar. Light scuffing along cloth board edges. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Very Good condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in purple on spine. Some spotting to top edge otherwise a clean copy. No ownership inscription. 223 pages. In a good dustwrapper with a couple of very minor closed tears, a very small chip at the foot of the spine and with the rear panel a little spotted. There is a superficial damp stain at the join of the rear panel with the rear inner flap but this is barely noticeable externally. Overall a very decent copy of a rather scarce early first edition. Photograph on request.. First Edition.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: The Gnome Press, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 223 pp. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's blue cloth binding with titles in purple on spine. Very Good with rubbing to cloth at edges, light scuffing and soiling, fading to spine. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price intact, chipping and wear at the spine ends and corners, with several tape repair made to the blank verso. First edition.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Boards lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, else a fine copy in bright, very good or better dust jacket with 25 mm closed tear along top edge of rear spine fold and 5 mm closed tear in upper edge of rear panel near flap fold with with partial, very faint associated crease, and some dust soiling to rear panel. (#157697)

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

NY: Gnome, 1953. Dust jacket has chip along top of spine. In mylar cover.. First Edition Stated.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good to Very Good.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: GNOME PRESS, 1953. New York: GNOME PRESS, 1953. First Edition Clamshell Case. Clarke, Arthur C. Collector's Clamshell Case Only. New York: New American Library HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team. The case is finished...

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Against the Fall of Night

CLARKE, Arthur C.

New York: Gnome Press, 1953. first edition. hardcover. Very Good-/Very Goog. Hardcover. Very Good- in Very Good jacket in protective mylar. Some wear and bumping to corners; some wear to bottom board edges; some slanting to spine; some wear to head and foot of spine; some fading to spine; pages browned. Jacket with some wear to edges and corners; some rubbing/wear to panels; some sunning to spine; some age toning to back panel; some creasing to back panel.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Jove Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0515048321 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

1975-03-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

Gnome Press, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket missing. First edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Stain on front cover. Light damage to reverse board. Binding is sound. Pages are intact and free of marks. First appearing in the November, 1948 issue of ""Startling Stories,"" ""Against the Fall of Night"" was first published in book form by Gnome Press in 1953. Secure packaging for safe delivery.

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Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

1991-06-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT (Ibooks Science Fiction Classics)

Arthur C. Clarke

2003-06-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

1978-02-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Against the Fall of Night (Ibooks Science Fiction Classics)

Clarke, Arthur C.

Ibooks, Inc.. PAPERBACK. 1596871229 New Condition. . New.

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT (Ibooks Science Fiction Classics)

Arthur C. Clarke

IBOOKS, INC, 2003-04-08. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Jove Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0515048321 New Condition. . New.

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Pyramid Books. Good with no dust jacket. 1960. First Edition Thus; 1st Pyramid Printing. Softcover. Scarce 1st edition Pyramid Books softcover. Reprint of orignal and unrevised 1953 text of Clarke's novel (which was substanially altered and republished in 1956 as "The City and the Stars"). Cover art by Robert V. Engle. Worn edges and creasing to the spine, but cover is intact with artwork well preserved. Binding is loose but intact. Pages have darkened somewhat, but text is otherwise clean and intact. All pages present and free of marking. No previous owner names, stickers or stamps. ; Cover Art; 159 pages .

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Against the Fall of Night - G554

Arthur C. Clarke-

Pyramid Books, 1953. Gd. Condition Classic Science Fiction SF13B). Soft Cover. Good.

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THE BLACK- HEADED PINS (Suspense)

LITTLE, CONSTANCE & GWENYTH

popular library, , (first PB 1946), . 83, near fine mystery novel, paperback,

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THE MAGIC TOYBOX

Little, denise

daw, first edition , 2006. fine, unread, new looking paperback,

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AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

Arthur C. Clarke

Garden City: Permabook. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Good in wrappers. Toning to pages and panels. Scuffing to panels. Creasing to lower front panel. Closed tear to upper. Closed tear to heel. Creasing to upper rear panel. Significant edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; .

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Against The Fall Of Night (Golden Age Masterworks)

ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

CLARKE ARTHUR C.. New. new

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke Arthur C

London: Gollancz S F. There is some light rippling and shelf wear to the d/w. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1991.

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THE BLACK SHROUDS

LITTLE, CONSTANCE & GWENYTH

popular library, , (first PB 1947), . 112, very good - fine, reading crease mystery novel, paperback,

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Against the Fall of Night (Golden Age Masterworks

Clarke, Arthur C.

Orion Publishing Group, 2019. Paperback. New. BRAND NEW, Well Packed, Usually ships in 1-2 business days Expedited shipping within US, Canada, UK, and other EU countries will arrive in 3-5 days [Black & White or colour international edition The international edition will has different ISBN and cover design from us edition Occasionally, international textbooks may come with different exercises at the end of chapters Restricted sales disclaimer wordings, may or may not contain access codes or CD] Buy with confidence Excellent Quality, Service 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed!

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Against the Fall of Night (Golden Age Masterworks

Clarke, Arthur C.

Orion Publishing Group, 2019. Paperback. New.  Brand New, Never Used, IN-STOCK, Well Packed. Orders ship the same or next business day. Shipping should take from 3-4 business days within US, Canada, UK, and other EU countries, 2-3 business days within Australia, Japan, and Singapore. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Mail us if you have any questions.

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THE BLACK- HEADED PINS (Suspense)

LITTLE, CONSTANCE & GWENYTH

popular library, , (first PB 1946), . 83, very good -fine, , reading crease mystery novel, paperback,

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LITTLE, CONSTANCE & GWENYTH

dell mapback, , (first PB 1947), . 181, almost near fine (MYSTERY NOVEL), paperback,

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And Love So Wild

Little, Charles

Monarch Books. New York: Monarch Publishing. , . 191 nf - fine, unread 1961, PBO. Cover by Rafael DeSoto. , paperback,

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Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C Clarke

Arthur C Clarke - Against the Fall of Night - Paperback. BRAND NEW.

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The Reckless Lovers

Locke, Robert Donald

Monarch Books. New York: Monarch Publishing. , . 209 , 1961PBO. Cover by Harry Schaare. paperback, near fine,

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Against the Fall of Night

Clarke, Arthur C.

Jove Books. Mass Market Paperback. 0515048321 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair. 1978-10-01.

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GREAT BLACK KANBA (Australian Murder Train)

LITTLE, CONSTANCE & GWENYTH

dell mapback, , (first PB 1947), . 181, almost near fine, but a large "A" on the ep (MYSTERY NOVEL), paperback,

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GREAT BLACK KANBA (Australian Murder Train)

LITTLE, CONSTANCE & GWENYTH

dell mapback, , (first PB 1947), . 181, very good -fine, , reading crease (MYSTERY NOVEL), paperback,

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