(New York): NAL/New American Library, (1968). First edition. Inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel" and based on the screenplay by Clarke and Stanley Kubrick for the Award-winning epic movie of the same name. Spine ends a little pushed otherwise near fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with few tiny, inconspicuous tears. Housed in custom-made molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.