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Clarke | Arthur C.

Sands of Mars

First American Edition | First Printing



Signed first American edition of Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke in the publisher’s dust jacket.

Octavo, 216pp. Red cloth, title in black on spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, light wear and dust remnants to top edge, faint offsetting to endpapers, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $2.75 retail price on front flap, touch of wear along bottom edge. A vibrant, near fine example. (Currey 115) (Pringle 269)

Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke on the front free endpaper to science fiction collector Hardin Ramey of Oklahoma.

Before writing 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke published dozens of science fiction works. One of his earliest publications was this, Sands of Mars, originally titled “The Sands of Mars” in the U.K. in 1951.

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Location Published

New York


Gnome Press Inc.


First American Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Clarke | Arthur C.

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