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Islands in the Sky

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good

Philadelphia and Toronto : The John C. Winston Company , 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. Alex Schomburg. 1st Printing 1 copyright date is 952, first edition, first printing. Bound in blue cloth with orange lettering, this first edition retains its original dust jacket designed by Alex Schomburg. This title shows well with minimal indications of age and wear, including mild shelfwear. The binding and text block are sound, the text is clear and legible. The original dust jacket displays signs of wear including chipping to high points and a tear to the bottom back. Possible moisture markings are visible on the interior of the dust jacket. The jacket has been price-clipped.

Islands in the Sky is a science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke, and published in 1952. It is one of his earliest and lesser known works. The book tells the story of Roy Malcolm, a young space enthusiast who wins a trip to the Inner Space Station by way of his knowledge of aviation on a game show. Once aboard, Roy learns the effects of zero-G with delight, and joins the mishaps and adventures of the young crew of the station.

  • Bookseller: mclinhavenbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 005476
  • Title: Islands in the Sky
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Illustrator:Alex Schomburg
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
  • Place: Philadelphia and Toronto
  • Date published: 1952
  • Pages: 209
  • Keywords: Science Fiction, novel
  • Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9\" tall


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