First edition of The Other Side of the Sky by Arthur C. Clarke.
Small octavo, viii, , 245pp. Green hardcover, teal cloth spine, title in black on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Solid text block, dust remnants to top edge, faint toning to spine and inner hinges, a very good example. In publisher’s dust jacket, $3.95 retail price on front flap, small closed tear on front panel, light soiling to rear panel and spine, shelf wear. (Currey, page 114)
Before writing 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke published dozens of science fiction novels and short stories, including The Other Side of the Sky. This book contains 24 of Clarke’s short stories, with highlights like “The Nine Billion Names of God” and “The Star.”