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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. Hardcover. 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 protégé, 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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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

(New York): Signet / New American Library, 1960. Softcover. 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 protégé, 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. As his prize for winning a TV quiz show in the second half of the twenty-first century, a young man is given the opportunity to visit an orbiting space station. His adventures there include a runaway rocket ship, the making of a space film, and a confrontation with space pirates. A "plausible and accurate fictional tour of the space stations which are probably in our very near future." - Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 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 (10 titles listed 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]. First edition. A fine copy, some darkening to interior hinges, some light spotting to cut edges in a near fine first printing dust jacket (10 titles listed on the rear panel) with foxing to the rear panel, some mild rubbing. (13481). Octavo, jacket and endpaper illustrations by Alex Schomburg, cloth. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-31.

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Clarke, Arthur C.

Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. As his prize for winning a TV quiz show in the second half of the twenty-first century, a young man is given the opportunity to visit an orbiting space station. His adventures there include a runaway rocket ship, the making of a space film, and a confrontation with space pirates. A "plausible and accurate fictional tour of the space stations which are probably in our very near future." - Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 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 (10 titles listed 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.

New York: The John C. Winston Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Publisher's navy blue cloth with titles stamped in orange on the spine. Near Fine, with light bowing to boards, light foxing to edge of page block. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.00 intact and ten titles listed on the rear panel; light rubbing, light wear at the spine ends and a small stain at the rear flap fold. A handsome copy.

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

Philadelphia and Toronto : The John C. Winston Company , 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" 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.

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-09-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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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

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

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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Zwölfmal schneller als das Licht

Dann, Jack (Mayo) & Zebrowski, George (Hrsg.)

12/1987. Edition: 1. softcover. fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen. 24101

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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

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

Arthur C. Clarke

Sidgwick & Jackson. Used - Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support the African Children's Educational Trust (A-CET). Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Through our work with A-CET we have helped give hundreds of young people in Africa the vital chance to get an education. We provide a 100% money back guarantee and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of service in the bookselling industry.

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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

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

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

Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc. 1967, 1967-01-01. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 1966 printing , Good hardcover, very good dust jacket, from private school. Ex-library Satisfaction Guaranteed, International Shipping, Photos available

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-05-02. 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

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 (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

Clarke Arthur C.

John C. Winston Co., 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.First edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Clean unmarked pages with good binding. Dust jacket in mylar. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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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

Puffin. Used - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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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 (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

London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1952. No Date [1952] First Edition. Red Cloth with black titling to spine. Ffep has has a thin strip removed at top (no doubt to remove a previous owners details). s small rubber stamp imprint as well as previous owners details in pencil. Some browning/toningmarks to preliminary pages and a few toning spots to the compressed page edges. Tight and clean pages. The Dust Jacket is not price-clipped but has wear & chipping to edges with small paper loss at both spine extremeties. Soiling to rear panel with underside toning evident.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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.

PHILADELPHIA: John C. Winston, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Good condition, without dust jacket. Stated First Edition. General shelf and handling wear, including bumping and scuffing to exterior, particularly at the top and bottom of spine. Back board cracked at hinge. Interior is clean. Spine slightly loose. 201 pp.

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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. Softcover. 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 (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.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson. 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 . Very Good. Hardcover. Second Impression.. 1954.

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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

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

Arthur C. Clarke

John C. Winston Company, February 1957. 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

Clarke, Arthur C.

Philadelphia: John c Winston Co., 1958. Light blue cloth with black lettering to spine is tight and square, sharp and clean but for light bump at base of spine. Price clipped jacket has fairly large chip at head of front board where title is located so much of the lettering is removed from "Islands" and smaller portion from "in the". The jacket otherwise is clean, fresh and has only a few tiny chips. In mylar. . 5th Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/VG-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Islands In the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C

London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1952. No Date [1952] First Edition. Red Cloth with black titling to spine. Some wear and mottling to boards. Ffep has a date and booksellers small rubber stamp imprint as well as previous owners details in pencil. Some browning marks to pastedowns and a few toning spots to the compressed page edges extending slightly only to some text pages. Tight hinges and pages. The Dust Jacket is not price-clipped but has wear, tears and browning. Spine missing portions of paper at both top and bottom and a large closed tear to DJ back panel.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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.

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Islands in the sky

CLARKE, Arthur C

Sidgwick & Jackson. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Islands In The Sky.

Clarke, Arthur C.

Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc. 1967., 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket in acceptable condition. First edition, ninth printing. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Ex Lib markings present. DJ looks to be nice in a clear cover. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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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.

John C. Winston Co., 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.First edition. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Clean unmarked pages with good binding. Dust jacket in mylar. Dust jacket has lots of nicks and starting to seporate at front flap. Front endpages has been cut, front bord is starting to come loose, gift inscription on 1/2 title page. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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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.

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.

Signet Paperback #S1769 CONDITION: g.

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DOLL STUFF

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

New American Library, 1960-03-01. 1st PB. Mass Market Paperback. Good.

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