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The Fountains of Paradise by  Arthur C Clarke - 1st Edition  - 1979 - from rarefirstscom and Biblio.co.uk

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The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Fine/Fine


U.S.A.: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition stated with correct letters "B C D E" for first printing, no marks, underlining, or bookplates, with previous owner's name on ffep . No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped with minor enclosed small tears on top crown. This collectible, " FINE" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY


The Fountains of Paradise is a Hugo and Nebula Award winning 1979 novel by Arthur C. Clarke. Set in the 22nd century, it describes the construction of a space elevator. This "orbital tower" is a giant structure rising from the ground and linking with a satellite in geostationary at the height of approximately 36,000 kilometers (approx. 22,300 miles). Such a structure would be used to raise payloads to orbit without having to use rockets, making it much more cost-effective.


  • Bookseller: rarefirstscom US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001242
  • Title: The Fountains of Paradise
  • Author: Clarke, Arthur C
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0151327734
  • ISBN 13:9780151327737
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Place: U.S.A.
  • Date published: 1979
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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