Imperial Earth by Arthur C. Clarke, 1st/1st, 1975
This is a near fine copy of Arthur C. Clarke's 'Imperial Earth' in first edition, first printing. 1975, London. The jacket is with slight shelf wear, but in overall fine condition. There is slight foxing on the text blocks, but they are overall clean and white. There is a tiny tear to the bottom edge of the back panel. The boards are free from chips and marks, and the book is without previous owners ink. The jacket has not been price clipped. Overall, this is a near fine copy.
Duncan Makenzie is the latest generation of the 'first family' of Titan, a colonised moon of Saturn. Originally settled by his grandfather Malcolm Makenzie in the early 23rd century, Titan's economy has flourished based on the harvest and sale of hydrogen mined from the atmosphere, which is used to fuel the fusion engines of interplanetary spacecraft.