London, Gollancz, 1962. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. His second collection, this being the first UK edition. Collects twelve short stories, including as the first story, The Rescue Party, Clarke's first published story. Some tanning to the spine, some transfer from the boards to the jacket rear, a couple of nicks and 30-40mm tears. Book itself in pretty nice shape. [9522, Hyraxia Books].