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Clarke | Arthur C.

2001 A Space Odyssey

First Edition | First Printing



The first edition, first printing of 2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, in the publisher’s first state dust jacket.

Octavo, 221pp. Blue hardcover, black spine, title printed in silver and blue on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light sunning to top edge of boards, internally clean. Free of marks or notations. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $4.95 on front flap, short closed tear at head of spine, bright illustrations, a near fine copy. (Curry, 115) (Anatomy of Wonder, II-254)

Arthur C. Clarke’s groundbreaking novel “2001 A Space Odyssey” was first published in 1968, coinciding with the release of the iconic film directed by Stanley Kubrick, for which Clarke co-wrote the screenplay. The book, known for its meticulous scientific accuracy and visionary portrayal of space exploration and artificial intelligence, quickly became a science fiction classic.

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Location Published

New York


New American Library


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Clarke | Arthur C.

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Arthur C. Clarke