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Fountains Of Paradise

By Clarke, Arthur C




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.


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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Gollancz, 1979. First Edition. Octavo. 255 pages. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clark to Bruce. A pristine copy with no defects or wear of any kind. Regarded by Clarke as his best novel, it tells the story of brilliant, visionary engineer Vannevar Morgan on a gigantic space elevator but the one ideal place from which is must begin is a sacred mountain guarded by monks who see no value in allowing this scientific breakthrough to desecrate their holy place. The setting is a thinly veiled reference to Arthur C. Clarke's beloved Sri Lanka which he knows with authority bringing local color to create a vivid life picture to this remarkable novel. A near fine, bright copy bound in blue paper covered boards spine lettering gilt, minute bump to one corner, in fine pictorial dust jacket.

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1979.. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-250. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#14551)

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C

NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Uncorrected proof. 180 pp. Full bound in blue wraps. Appears unread with fading along edges and spine and light creasing along top of front cover. Thus, NF/na. Fine (F) is our highest grade. This appears to be an early uncorrected proof. Page numbers are hand written and the publication date of January 29 1979 on the front cover is listed as "probable". In addition, the dimensions of the proof, 10.75 inches high by 5.5 inches wide, is atypical. (14635) . Near Fine. Soft cover. Uncorrected Proof. 1979.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Gollancz, 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine first UK edition in a fine dust jacket. On the front free endpaper is a bookplate that appears to be signed by Clarke but authenticity of signature is uncertain. Housed in a slipcase in matching color.

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1979. First edition. Some tanning to upper edges of boards, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (16979). Octavo, boards. Winner of the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-250.

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1979.. Octavo, boards. First edition. "On an island in the Indian Ocean a twenty second -century engineer builds a colossal 'space elevator' which will connect with a station in geosynchronous orbit. A blend of old-fashioned Brunel-style technological heroics with Sri Lankan myth, effectively done in Clarke's best style." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 143-4. Winner of the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-250. Some tanning to upper edges of boards, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#155274)

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1979.. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-250. Some mild foxing to top edge of text block, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some scattered internal foxing which does not show through on outer surface. (#114555)

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1988. 261pp.; HB maroon leather w/gilt-gilt trim&ribbon-pic.cover; fine condition w/clean,tight pgs. A 'space elevator' is built in Sri Lanka. illus. includes Collector's Notes. Collector's Edition. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket. Illus. by Eggleton, Bob. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Gollancz : London, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes. 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. The Fountains of Paradise was described by Clarke as his best work, and tells the story of the construction of a space elevator developed in the 22nd century. The work was awarded both the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novel. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally in excellent condition with just some slight sunning to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is in excellent condition, with just some mild age toning to the flyleaves. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean. Overall Condition: Fine in a Fine dustwrapper.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Gollancz : London, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes. 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. The Fountains of Paradise was described by Clarke as his best work, and tells the story of the construction of a space elevator developed in the 22nd century. The work was awarded both the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novel. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally in excellent condition with just some slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Slight sunning to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is very smart, with just some marginal age toning and some slight wear to the extremities. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Gollancz, 1979. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing. Winner Of 1979 Nebula And 1980 Hugo Awards. A Fine Unread Copy (A Little Fading Along Top Edge Of Boards, Trace Along Bottom Edge). Dust Wrapper Is Mint Except For A Little Yellowing To White Flaps.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Gollancz : London, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes. 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. The Fountains of Paradise was described by Clarke as his best work, and tells the story of the construction of a space elevator developed in the 22nd century. The work was awarded both the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novel. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally in excellent condition with just some slight sunning to the extremities and the spine. Dustwrapper is very smart with some shelfwear to the extremities. A few marks to the spine. Age-toning to flyleaves. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some marginal age-toning. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Near Fine dustwrapper.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1979-06-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

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Arthur C. Clarke

1980-06-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Fountains Of Paradise (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Clarke, Arthur C. (2000) Paperback

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

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Arthur C. Clarke

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Arthur C. Clarke

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Fountains of Paradise, The

Arthur C. Clarke

Spectra, 1990-12-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. 0151327734 a beautiful copy. short thin line top edges. probably remainder mark. dircrete remainder book. only fault of a lovely copy. . Fine. 1978. First Edition.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

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Arthur C. Clarke

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C Clarke

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The Fountains Of Paradise (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Clarke, Arthur C. (2000) Paperback

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1987-03-12. 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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Fountains of Paradise, The

Arthur C. Clarke

1990-05-08. 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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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1997-01-01. 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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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1984-04-07. 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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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C

Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press. NF. 1988. Collector's Edition. Leather. Introduction by George Zebrowski. Brown leather with gilt titles and decoration. Sans DJ as issued. Includes single-sheet 'Collector's Notes' and unused book plate; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 261 p. .

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. 0151327734 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New. 1979-01-01. 1st.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. 0151327734 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fine.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Near Fine. 261 pp. Price of $10.00 on front flap of dust jacket. Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Very Good+ book with hints of foxing to the textblock and some areas of mild discoloration to the boards in a bright and clean Near Fine dust jacket.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-02-03. 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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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C

Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1988. Reprint. Fine in full maroon leather binding, ribbed spine, gold gilt, with collector's notes loosly inserted. Reprint. Full-Leather. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Bob Eggleton.

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Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. Hardcover. Great Condition. There may be a few scratches to the gilt of the book. . This Easton Press Collector's Edition is bound genuine leather, with elegant gilt design to boards, gilded page-edges, and endpapers of silk-moire fabric. The classic hubbed spines of four raised bands have 22K gold accents and there is a permanent satin ribbon page marker. The pages are thread-sewn for strength and durability, have long-lasting, acid-neutral, archival quality paper, and a handsome, readable typeface.

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Fountains of Paradise, The

Arthur C. Clarke

Spectra, 12/1/1990. Mass Market Paperback. Brand_New. NEW -- New condition. Fast ship and satisfaction is always guaranteed.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. first edition. Book near fine, dust jacket fine.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. first edition, f/f, Hugo winner and Nebula winner.

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

CLARKE, ARTHUR C

NEW YORK NY: HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH IN. F/VG+. PUB 1979. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: WINNER OF THE 1979 NEBULA AND THE 1980 HUGO AWARDS. D.J. HAS A SMALL BIT OF WEAR AT THE CORNERS WITH A SHORT TEAR WITHASSOCIATED CREASE AT THE TOP OF THE REAR PANEL, AND A COUPLE OF TINY EDGETEARS. A VERY NICE COPY.. Keywords: SCIENCE FICTION, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

Aspect, 2001-09-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Fountains of Paradise (S.F. Masterworks)

Arthur C. Clarke

2000-03-05. 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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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1979-06-05. 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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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1979. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8.75" x "5.5" 0575025204 Pages begining to tan (common with this book), no inscriptions. The dust jacket is taken just-off fine by general handling. Although the book has an ISBN number and there is no indication (that I can see) on the book that it is anything other than a 1979 first by Golancz, it is offered and priced as a Book Club Edition due to the absence of a price on the unclipped dust jacket front flap. Weysprings Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and subscribes to the Association's Code of Ethics. .

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Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1980-06-02. 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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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1979. First American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. First American Edition, Fine In Fine Dust Jacket. Winner Of Nebula And Hugo Awards. A Few Tiny Damp Spots Visible On Top Edge Of Page Block.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1979. With a superb dust jacket in the same format and quality as the first printing, protected by a Mylar cover.. first Edition-2nd Printing. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Octavo.

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The Fountains of Paradise

CLARKE, Arthur C.

London: Gollancz, 1979 Faint foxing in the top edges, otherwise unmarked. Intact bright dust jacket.

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