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Childhood's End

By Clarke, Arthur C




Arthur C. Clarke is considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He is an international treasure in many other ways: An article written by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.


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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

NY: Ballantine Books, 1953. First edition. One of Clarke's most famous novels, and considered by many to be one of his best. A Golden Age tale about the evolution of the human race and its joining the other advanced races of the galaxy. Recipient of the 2004 Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel and ranked number 9 on Pringle's list of the 100 best science fiction novels, Childhood's End "gained praise from C.S. Lewis, among others, for its deft blend of hard science and religious mysticism." Very fine in a fine dust wrapper that shows slight wear at the spine. A magnificent copy of a science fiction cornerstone, rarely available in this condition. (Barron 3-44; Pringle 9, pp. 37-38).

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$8,250.00

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

Brilliance Audio. MP3 CD. 1491574682 Brand new. . New. 2014-12-16. MP3 Una.

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$6,033.84

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

Ballantine Books, 1953 First edition (no later printing stated on copyright page). An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-44. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Clarke on a bookplate; laid in. Small bookstore sticker attached to bottom of rear paste-down. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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$6,000.00

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

NY: Ballantine Books, 1953. First edition. One of Clarke's most famous novels, and considered by many to be one of his best. A Golden Age tale about the evolution of the human race and its joining the other advanced races of the galaxy. Recipient of the 2004 Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel and ranked number 9 on Pringle's list of the 100 best science fiction novels, Childhood's End "gained praise from C.S. Lewis, among others, for its deft blend of hard science and religious mysticism." Dust wrapper spine a bit toned, with some faint creasing from the spine onto the back panel and a few faint spots of wear, else a near fine copy. (Barron 3-44; Pringle 9).

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$5,500.00

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

Ballantine, 1953 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, owner's inscription on front free endpaper. A stunning copy. Housed in a custom-made clamshell case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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$4,000.00

Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Ballantine, 1953. Book. Hardcover. First Edition. This is a very good copy of this scarce hardcover first edition in a very good dust jacket that has a bit of soiling, is lightly spine faded and has some light edgewear especially at the top of the front fold where a tiny piece is missing. Overall an attractive copy of this classic novel..

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$3,637.50

Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Ballantine, 1953. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK VERY GOOD/JACKET GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A rare find. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. 1st printing. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. First printing. A scarce, collectible copy!

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$3,495.00

Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). [First Edition]. 8vo 8"x5-1/2", 214 [4] pages, hard cover (red cloth w/black lettering on the spine), dust jacket -- Binding slightly slanted, red cloth covers have very minor shelf-wear at the extremities The head and heel of the spine have a small area of fading where there is a small chip to the dust jacket Dust jacket spine is some faded and has four light water spot stains on the rear panel The dust jacket price ($200) is not price clipped -- Overall: Very Good Condition in a Good+ dust jacket (tb 10) Quantity Available: 1 Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request Inventory No: 007763.

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$3,000.00

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

US: Ballantine Books. New York, Ballantine Books, 1953. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy with a little bumping, and the occassional short closed tear. A little fading to the spine and a small chip to the lower spine tip. A nice copy overall. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1953.

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$2,360.75

Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. Very good plus in red boards with slight shelf wear and small signature and date (1953) at top of flyleaf. Lower corner of pages are very slightly creased. In a very good plus dust jacket ($2.00 price intact) with minor rubbing at corners but no chips or tears. Green front panel and spine are slightly faded--spine a touch more so. A very attractive copy of this science fiction high spot. . 1st Edition.

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$1,925.00

CHILDHOOD'S END

Clarke, Arthur C.

Ballantine, 1953. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Ed. First ed. Very good/Fine condition, moderate over all wear to book, light shelf wear to bottom edges of boards, wear to top and bottom edges of spine, bottom edge of spine darkened. Bound in red cloth, with black titles on spine. Includes fine condition facsimile dustjacket..

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$850.00

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

Harcourt, 1963-06-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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$835.98

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CHILDHOOD'S END

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. First edition. Offsetting to free end papers, a very good to nearly fine copy in a good dust jacket with chips to the upper and lower spine ends, red ink of title lettering on spine mostly faded, closed tear to lower front panel/spine fold and some foxing to the rear panel. (19734). Octavo, cloth. An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Recently aired as a miniseries on the SyFy channel in December 2015. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-246. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41.

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$650.00

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

Buccaneer Books, 1998-09. Hardcover. Good.

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$497.22

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

Sidgwick and Jackson, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Sedgwick and Jackson in 1954. A very good+ book with browning to the spine. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little rubbing to the front flap. An unusually nice example of the dust wrapper.

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$472.15

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1954 First British edition of classic first contact novel. Not price-clipped, not bumped. A splendid copy aside from light soiling to the rear of the dust jacket. Comes in an archival protective cover. All books are bubble-wrapped and placed in a sturdy shipping box when mailed. Orders are normally processed within 24 hours.

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$369.00

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Sidgwick and Jackson Limited : London, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first UK edition of this science fiction work by noted author Arthur C. Clarke. With dustwrapper featuring an oil portrait by Deborah Jones. The work was first published a year earlier in the USA. This is the first UK edition. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded as a key figure in the popularisation of space travel. His screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written with Stanley Kubrick, is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. For many years Arthur C. Clarke, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asmiov, were considered the 'Big Three' of science fiction writing. Childhood's End tells the story of a peaceful alien invasion of earth, leading to many years of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture. Childhood's End is often regarded as Clarke's best novel and the themes of transcendent evolution are present in his later works, including the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story has also been adapted into radio and television shows. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally very smart with some slight wear to the head and tail of the spine. Slight sunning to spine and extremities of the boards. Slight offsetting to the endpapers. Dustwrapper is generally smart, with some slight loss to the extremities and the head of the small. Closed tear, approximately one inch long to head of the spine. Tidemarks to the reverse of the wrap. Handling marks to the wrap. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some marginal age toning. Overall Condition: Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper.

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$337.25

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Sidgwick and Jackson Limited : London, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first UK edition of this novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. With dustwrapper featuring an oil portrait by Deborah Jones. The work was first published a year earlier in the USA. This is the first UK edition. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded as a key figure in the popularisation of space travel. His screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written with Stanley Kubrick, is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. For many years Arthur C. Clarke, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asmiov, were considered the 'Big Three' of science fiction writing. Childhood's End tells the story of a peaceful alien invasion of earth, leading to many years of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture. Childhood's End is often regarded as Clarke's best novel and the themes of transcendent evolution are present in his later works, including the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story has also been adapted into radio and television shows. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally generally smart, with bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Sunning to extremities. Boards slightly warped with staining to front board and foreedge. Offsetting to endpapers. Dustwrapper is sound with slight chipping and small closed tears to extremities. Creasing to the head and tail of the spine. Handling marks to the wrap. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some marginal age toning due to paper used. Overall Condition: Good.

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$310.27

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Ballantine Books. Fine. 1953. 1st. Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall GLASS1-Fine mass market paperback. red w/yellow lettering .

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$300.00

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

UK: Sidgwick & Jackson. London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1954. Hardback first edition and first impression recently rebound in quarter morocco leather. Slight offsetting to the half-title. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1954.

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$269.80

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C

New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Fine. Mass Market Book. Second Printing. With illustrated cover. 35 cent cover price. 217 pages. FINE. All corners fairly pointed with some wear and creasing to bottom back corners. Binding tight and square. Not marked in any way and very clean and bright. All books carefully wrapped and sent boxed.

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$200.00

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-08-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$191.45

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Rezzori, Gregor von

01/1972. Edition: 1. softcover. fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen. 1475

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$164.44

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2013-10-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$137.54

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2013-10-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-03-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Childhood's End

Clarke, Arthur C

Sidgwick, 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/Poor. The jacket is marked and chipped. Some milldew to the edgeworn boards. The page edges are stained. Some tanning / foxing. One small sticker. Soundly bound if a bit cocked.

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$130.00

CHILDHOOD'S END

Clarke, Arthur C

Ballantine, 1953. Book. Illus. by Richard Powers. Near Fine. Soft cover. First Ed. 1st paperback edition. Near Fine condition, very slight over all wear, tiny crease to lower left corner of back cover. Ballantine #33. Cover by Richard Powers..

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$124.99

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-03-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$119.86

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2008-05-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$118.38

Childhood's End (Classic Radio Sci-Fi Series)(Audio Theater Dramatization)

Arthur C. Clarke

2014-04-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$115.44

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2015-03-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$115.44

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Childhood's End (Del Rey Impact)

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-06-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$113.97

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2005-01-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$108.07

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1987-07-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$106.60

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2013-09-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$105.12

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Childhood's End (S.F. Masterworks)

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-02-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$106.60

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1976-12-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$103.66

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Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

2015-01-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Childhood's End

Arthur C Clarke Arthur C. Clarke

2010-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$103.66

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1977-07-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$102.18

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1979-07-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$99.23

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Childhoods End

Arthur C. Clarke

1972-11-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$99.23

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Childhood's End (Pan Science Fiction)

Arthur C. Clarke

1970-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$99.23

CHILDHOOD'S END

Arthur C. Clarke

1983-01-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$99.23

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1976-01-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$97.76

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1974-10-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$97.76

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1983-01-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$97.76

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1977-12-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$96.29

Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke

1981-02-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$96.29