New York, NAL / New American Library, 1969. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A fine copy. An important novel in the history of science fiction. Written simultaneously with the production of the Kubrick film. Based on Clarke's earlier short story The Sentinel. A lovely copy. Price-clipped. Some feint tape marks to jacket reverse from an old protector - doesn't detract from what is an excellent copy overall. [8367, Hyraxia Books].