New York: Ballantine Books, . Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 279pp. Near fine/near fine. Item #47368
A tight and attractive first edition of this sequel to the classic "2001: A Space Odyssey" -- with fine autograph addition: Tipped to the inner flyleaf is an orange decorative-edged bookplate signed boldly by Clarke in black ballpoint, and above this is a heavy stock 5" X 3" card signed by actor Keir Dullea in blue ballpoint, who dates it 22 March 1968 at upper right. This actor (born 1936) portrayed the lead character, astronaut David Bowman, in the 1968 sci-fi epic film version of "2001: A Space Odyssey" -- released the week after he signed this card! His character Bowman is the only character from this sci-fi landmark that appears in this sequel. Laid in is the perfect bookmark: Dullea’s original transmittal envelope. A lovely copy with choice add-ons.