Signed first edition of Contact by Carl Sagan.
Octavo, 432pp. Black hardcover, title in gilt on black cloth spine. The first printing, with full number line listed on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $18.95 retail price on front flap, touch of shelf wear, a fine example. Signed by the author in black pen on title page.
The majority of Carl Sagan’s career was spent researching the cosmos, with a focus on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Contact, the only complete work of fiction by Dr. Sagan, tells the story of a woman who works for SETI and her experience as a scientist who makes contact with a more technologically advanced life form.