San Francisco: Holden-Day, Inc., 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Carl Sagan's first book, a collaborative extension and revision of Shklovskii's book "Universe, Life, Intelligence" (1962). This was the first comprehensive discussion of this field of extraterrestrial life. Examining the biological as well as astronomical issues of the subject, its unique format, with alternating paragraphs written by Shklovsky and Sagan, demonstrated the deep mutual regard between the two and allowed them to express their views without compromise. Profusely illustrated, partially in color. Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with black and gilt titles. Internally crisp and clean. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some very mild edgewear. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #73857

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