Contact by Carl Sagan [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1985
Contact by Carl Sagan
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  SIMON & SCHUSTER
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.
Dust jacket is near mint w/ only minor trace shelf wear and some tanning to panels; price clipped on front panel. DJ now housed in a archival quality protective mylar jacket.
Book itself reads as new w/ some inevitable tanning to pages. Mild rub wear to boards. A few pin sized spots to an otherwise immaculate text block.
At first it seemed impossible - a radio signal that came not from Earth but from far beyond the nearest stars. But then the signal was translated, and what had been impossible became terrifying. For the signal contains the information to build a Machine that can travel to the stars. A Machine that can take a human to meet those that sent the message. They are eager to meet us: they have been watching and waiting for a long time. And now they will judge.