New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1959). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. A clean, bright and solid copy of this Omnibus Edition. In a bright example of the dust jacket which has had a closed tear repaired. The jacket is price-clipped. Contains 18 Short Stories and the complete novels "Childhood's End" and "Earthlight." With an introduction by Clifton Fadiman. The short stories begin with "The Sentinel, which is famous for providing the initial inspiration for Kubrick's "2001, A Space Odyssey. Some astronauts on the moon make a chance discovery of an object that was placed on the Moon, awaiting discovery from a life form advanced enough to make the journey from Earth. This copy signed by the author directly to the title page. Cover art by Arthur Hawkins.