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Islands In the Sky

By Clarke, Arthur C




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.


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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1952. Very Good/Fair. First edition. Small ownership label of Ian Macauley, some wear to the crown, very good in supplied dustwrapper with a small chip on the front board, a couple of tiny tears and some general wear at the extremities (along with the original tattered, poor dustwrapper). The Dedication Copy Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley on the dedication page, underneath the printed dedication which reads: "For Ian From an Elizabethan to a Georgian," the written inscription follows: " --- this token of our friendship, until we meet again. Arthur. 19 Sept 1952." Clarke's first published hardcover novel, a story for adolescents. Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. Clarke's first hardcover novel, preceded only by Prelude to Space (1951), which was issued in paperback as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3.

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Königin der Finsternis, Die

Weis, Margaret & Hickman, Tracy

1998. Edition: 1. softcover. 24864

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Clarke, Arthur C.

Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-251. A fine copy in fine first printing dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel). A beautiful copy. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#138779)

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

(New York): Signet / New American Library, 1960. Near Fine. Reprint of the paperback edition. A couple of ink numbers on inside cover, else near fine. A Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley: "To Ian, again!! All the best, Arthur 12 Nov 82." The printed dedication reads: "For Ian From an Elizabethan to a Georgian." The first edition of this title, originally published in 1953, was Clarke's first published hardcover novel, a story for adolescents. Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. Clarke's first hardcover novel, preceded only by Prelude to Space (1951), issued in paperback as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3.

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY ..

Clarke, Arthur C.

Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-251. Light age-darkening to endpapers along gutter margins, some light spotting to cut edges, else a fine copy in near fine first printing dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel) with mild rubbing and some foxing to rear panel. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#130914)

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY ..

Clarke, Arthur C.

Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-251. Light age-darkening to endpapers along gutter margins, small crease to fore-edge of page 15/16, else a fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel) with light rubbing to spine ends and corner tips and a hint of dust soiling to rear panel. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#150106)

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1979. First printing of this edition (stated). Signed with just his name on the title page. Book is in fine condition with a fine unclipped dustjacket protected in a Brodart wrapper. An Attractive Copy! Please feel free to ask me for pictures or more information, Thanks.. Signed. First Thus. Hard Cover. Like New/Like New.

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

font> Sidgwick and Jackson Limited : London, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first UK edition of this work of science fiction by Arthur C. Clarke. Dated from copac. With five full page monochrome plates and one monochrome vignette by science fiction illustrator Gerard Quinn. Islands in the Sky is one of Clarke's earliest pieces of science fiction and tells the story of a human settlement in cislunar space. The work is one of thirty-five books published as part of the Winston Science Fiction series for a teenager audience and features a young protagonist in an effort to make the work feel more accessible. 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. Condition: In a red cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally very smart, with some slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Slight creasing to the rear board. Dustwrapper is smart, with some slight chipping to the extremities. Handling marks to the wrap. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with just some marginal age toning and the odd spot, heavier to the foreedge. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Very Good dustwrapper.

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1952. First British edition. Very good, some spotting to edges, in a very good dust jacket, light shelf wear to corners and spine ends, small closed tear and crease to lower front panel, light rubbing to jacket folds. (7893). Octavo, Hardcover.

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

font> Sidgwick and Jackson Limited : London, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first UK edition of this work of science fiction by Arthur C. Clarke. Dated from copac. With five full page monochrome plates and one monochrome vignette by science fiction illustrator Gerard Quinn. 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. Islands in the Sky is one of Clarke's earliest pieces of science fiction and tells the story of a human settlement in cislunar space. The work is one of thirty-five books published as part of the Winston Science Fiction series for a teenager audience and features a young protagonist in an effort to make the work feel more accessible. Condition: In a red cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally very smart, with just some slight wear to the extremities. Book slightly cocked. Dustwrapper is smart, with some chipping to the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Handling marks to the wrap. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with just some marginal age-toning. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Very Good dustwrapper.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. First Printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. Originally published as one of the Winston science fiction juvenile series in 1952. A particularly well preserved and attractive copy. ; Octavo.

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY

Clarke, Arthur C.

Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. First Edition Thus. New. Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket which is lightly rubbed at the extremities and has a single 3/4" closed tear at the upper left side of the front panel. Originally published in 1952, this edition was a reissue that was largely distributed to libraries, which has always made collectible copies uncommon. With a new introduction by the author and terrific wraparound jacket illustration by Mike Symes.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C

England: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Jacket is price clipped, small tear to back panel, some corner wear with tiny losses to top corners. Nice copy of a scarce UK 1st edition of this key author.

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Islands in the Sky (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series)

Arthur C. Clarke

Gregg Pr, 1979-06. Hardcover. Good.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. Fine--crisp and clean--in a near-fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Featuring a new introduction by Clarke, this edition is quite scarce.. First Thus.

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Islands in the Sky (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series)

Clarke, Arthur C

Gregg Pr, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Hardcover in dust Jacket. First printing. Book is in perfect shape. A well cared for collector's copy. Dust jacket also in perfect shape and covered with mylar.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!

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Price: $110.00


Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2016-12-20. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2016-12-20. 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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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-07-01. 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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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

John C. Winston Company, 1954. Very good plus with a trace of rubbing to corners and slight foxing to top page edges; interior clean and unmarked. In a near-fine dust jacket ($2.00 price intact) with slight rubbing to spine ends, otherwise bright and clean. A very atractive copy.. 2nd Printing.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, ARTHUR C.

Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1952. First edition. Fine in original navy blue cloth and lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with a small tear and a thumbnail-sized chip missing from the upper front panel. First state dust jacket. Jacket and endpaper designs by Alex Schomburg. Edited by Cecile Matschat and Carl Carmer.. Octavo. 209 pages. Terrific pictorial endpapers.

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Islands in the Sky (Puffin books)

Arthur Charles Clarke

1972-05-25. 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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Islands in the Sky (A Signet Book)

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-04-04. 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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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-09-03. 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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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

1981-06-02. 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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Islands in the sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Winston, 1952. First Edition in Very Good condition with a Very Good Minus unclipped Dust Jacket protected by a Mylar Brodart.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Hardcover.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Nice copy of this science fiction classic. First edition hardcover in jacket, complete with 8 shilling, sixpence price on flap. The red cloth binding is unfaded, the jacket is intact (cloth has slight darkening to upper edges; jacket has minor darkening and slight wear to edges).

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE Arthur C

London: Sidgwick & Jackson lean to spine, closed top edge foxed, pencil to fep, unclipped dust jacket is rubbed to edges and corners, some short tears or chipping loss to spine ends, small crease line down centre of front panel, dust soiling and faded spine titling, undated first edition, illustrated in line, fiction about space stations. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Quinn. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

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Islands in the Sky (Puffin Books)

Arthur C. Clarke

Puffin Books, 1972-05-25. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Islands in the Sky (A Signet Book)

Arthur C. Clarke

Roc, 1960-03-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

John C. Winston. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1957. 4th Printing. Paperback. 209 pp; Fourth Printing, dated 1957. Book has no names, pages unmarked, no foxing, illustrated endpapers excellent, black boards with red spine printing are very nice. Dust jacket is unclipped ($2.00) , top of spine creased and chipped for about 1/4 inch affecting first word of title, very light wear to bottom spine, 1/2 inch closed tear on front bottom, white back panel in excellent condition without toning or soiling, color excellent on front and spine. A nice, clean, tight and very attractive book. .

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY - A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL: STATED 1ST EDITION

CLARKE, ARTHUR C.

PHILADELPHIA: JOHN C. WINSTON CO.. VG/G ONE TURNED CORNERS. Pages: 209. . 1952. 1ST EDITION. HARDCOVER.. DJ EDGEWORN, LIGHTLY SCUFFED, A FEW SMALL CHIPS & TEARS. PAGES CLEAN, BINDING TIGHT. DJ IN MYLAR WRAP. .

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C

London, United Kingdom: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952. Not Dated (1952 FF) His 3rd SF novel, and first book in the Space Trilogy series. "Centers around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possibility of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action." CONDITION Red cloth with Black titles, pp 190 with illus. Crisp and bright copy. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Quinn, Peter. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1952. Very Good. First edition. Rubbed with a couple of spots, very good or better with decorative endpaper illustrations by Alex Schomburg. Clarke's first published hardcover novel, a story for adolescents, preceded only by Prelude to Space (1951), issued in paperback as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954 Red cloth titled in black on spine, b&w frontis and illstns. Tight and square, name in front (under dj flap), light toning in endpapers. Dust jacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed at corners, small closed tears to top edge, part faded at the spine, protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C

Sidgwick. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. The jacket is marked and worn. A little scarring to the back paste-down. One numeric notation. Soundly bound. Appears to be 1st.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

(London: Sidgwick and Jackson: no date) Cloth (that is, hard covers) pp. 190. Illustrated by Quinn. Wear to head and foot of spine and corners of boards; spine slanted; edges foxed; scattered marks internally; a good copy.

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Islands in the Sky

C., Clarke Arthur

John C. Winston Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1956. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 209 pp; No dust jacket, stated first edition, book is from a smokers house, nice tight book, toned foredge .

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

John C. Winston Company, February 1957. Cloth Cloth. Good/Fair. 4th printing in edgeworn jacket with with a number of chips & tears, including two inch tear at top of spine. Price-clipped. Front & back end pages illustrated 1950's future vision of space-suited astronauts/divers! Flying saucers & sharks share the same space with rocket packs, rockets, robot monster and earth hanging in the background sky.

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

Audible Studios. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

Roc, 1960-02-01. 1769. Mass Market Paperback. Good.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, ARTHUR C.

Sidgwick and Jackson. first edition (n.d.) hardback with worn d/w (VG); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage costs.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C. (cover art by Robert A. Osborne)

London: London: Brown, Watson (Digit Books R802) 1964 First Digit Paperback Printing, 1964 Near Fine. Light creasing to spine and lower rear cover, mild age-toning to pages & edges of rear cover, otherwise a very attractive, glossy copy, very clean throughout. Cover art by Robert A. Osborne.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York City: Signet, 1960. First Signet Printing 1st Printing. Soft cover. Fine. Small 8vo. Vintage Paperback. Signet S1769. Gorgeous Unread First Signet Paperback Printing, March, 1960. $.35 Cover Price. Tight, solid and clean throughout with just a hint of edgewear and a tiny shallow crease on the rear bottom corner but very minor and almost unnoticeable. A fresh, bright and remarkably well preserved example. A beautiful collectable copy, uncommon in this condition.

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Islands in the sky

CLARKE, Arthur C

Sidgwick & Jackson. Used - Acceptable. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside.

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Islands in the sky

CLARKE, Arthur C

Sidgwick & Jackson. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Islands In The Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Digit (Brown, Watson), 1964. Paperback. Good. 1964. 158 pages. Pictorial paperback. Mild tanning to text pages with mild tanning to endpapers and text edges. Inscription to front paste-down. Some internal hinge cracking. Scraps, small bumps and dog ears to text pages edges. Noticeable bumping,rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. A few marks to front and rear of boards. Creases to card covers. Slight lean to spine.

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY

Clarke, Arthur C

Signet Paperback #S1769 CONDITION: g.

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FISHER, ELIZABETH ANDREWS

WETHERSFIELD, CT.: ELIZABETH ANDREWS FISHER, 1959. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR: "TO DORIS CLEMEN, HAPPY DOLLING." ALSO INCLUDED IS THE PAPERBACK BOOK: "DOLL STUFF AGAIN", PUB. IN 1965. TWO BOOKS.. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AUTHOR. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VG/NO DJ.

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Islands In The Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd., 1111. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 190 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over red cloth. Contains illustrated plates. Mostly clean pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Occasional finger marking to page edges. Faint tanning to spine and board edges. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and minor bumps to corners. Forward leaning. Boards are bowed. Chipped dust jacket has moderate creases, scuffs and small tears. Light tanning, with sunned spine. Rubbing with shelf wear. Price clipped.

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