New York: Ballantine Books, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY SCARCE. Title page INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by author. Ex-library with label on dustjacket spine, stamps on title page, and stamps on back endpaper. Former owner's signature on front endpaper. Light soiling/staining to edges of some pages. Dustjacket front repaired with tape and shows fading on spine. Otherwise a clean, tight hardcover book in good condition with dustjacket in fair condition. 185p. Item #122841
Space explorer Nils Kruger is stranded on an unfamiliar planet when he befriends a creature, eventually realizing his new friend regards him as an alien. Inscription reads "Robin & Jerry-- "Hal Clement" (Harry C Stubbs)."