A near-fine first edition, in the original binding. There is a fold to the corner to the half-title page, but otherwise a fine copy. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with a small tear to the top of the front cover near the spine, a small tear to the top of the back cover, and wear to the corners. The entire jacket has slightly discolored due to age.
Arthur C. Clarke has been the presiding genius of science fiction for almost fifty years. His novels include the ground-breaking and profound CHILDHOOD'S END and RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA, and his collaboration with Stanley Kubrick produced one of the most enduring and important of all science fiction films, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. It was the last story in this collection, 'The Sentinel', that provided the starting point for that film.
His first ever collection of short stories, EXPEDITION TO EARTH displays all the versatility and range of imagination which has made Arthur C. Clarke one of the world's most popular and acclaimed science fiction authors.