London, Gollancz, 1972. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. Very good copy. Signed by the author without inscription to the title page. Clarke's library stamp to rear pastedown. We're not inclined to suspect that the book comes from his library; we've seen many books with his library plate or stamp, too many to be Clarke's own copy. That said, we haven't seen this title so designated, nor is this particular stamp that common. So there's a chance it's from Clarke's library, but the provenance isn't sufficient to market it as such. A touch spotted to the top and fore edges, first few leaves foxed. Uncommon signed. Collects together 18 short stories. [7059, Hyraxia Books].