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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]. 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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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, PA: The John C. Winston Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good-Near Fine. "When young Roy Malcolm won the Aviation Quiz Contest, the sponsor, World Airways, never dreamed he could legally claim a trip to the Inner Space Station as his prize. Set in the middle of the twenty-first century, this is an amazing yarn about a teen-ager's adventures and conflicts five hundred miles up on a strange, artificial outpost that circles our planet." (from front flap) An early, classic science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008), the great British-born writer, inventor & television personality perhaps most famous for co-writing the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey with the iconic film's director, Stanley Kubrick. Brilliantly prolific & prophetic, Clarke wrote fiction & non-fiction about the furthest science advances & speculations. As he predicted in his introduction, "Cities in Space," such human-made & staffed stations launched from Earth would exist in reality not all that long from his fictional depiction of them in this prescient novel. Offered here is the first USA edition (stated "First Edition" on copyright page), hardcover in dust jacket. A key collectible in the Clarke canon. Book in fine condition with only very mild rubbing & occasional scratching, spotting to front, back covers & spine (blue cloth with orange lettering on spine); very light wear at edges & corners of same esp. spine; light rubbing to edges of text block. Interior very fine with exemplary retro-futuristic Black-&-white endpaper illustrations by Alex Schomburg; slightest browning at thin blank edges of page leaves; tiny bumps at corners of a few of same. Dust jacket, slightly clipped at all four flap corners as issued but not remainder-clipped, in good-to-near-fine condition with very light rubbing to front cover & spine (also illustrated, in color, by Shomburg); moderate-to-significant rubbing, staining & creasing to back cover with list of ten contemporary science fiction books including this; medium-small horizontal area of tape residue extending from mid-left edge of same; mild-to-moderate wear & small bumps, creases with miniscule loss of paper at all edges & corners.

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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

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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ISLANDS IN THE SKY

Clarke, Arthur C

Philadelphia: Winston, 1952. 1st ed. Light touch of wear, Near Fine in Good shelfworn and chipped, 2 thumb sized chips at two front cover corners, smaller ones top and bottom of spine, several closed tears and a few creases. 1st Ed. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good.

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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. 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.

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

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.

Paperback. Very Good.

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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

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 (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

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.

John C. Winston, 1952. Book. Good +. Hardcover. 1st Edition Stated. Unmarked, clean and solid copy. Dark blue covers with oraqnge lettering on spine. About 2 inch abrasion on bottom edge of front cover and less so on about one sq. inch of bottom front edge, otherwise in very good condition. Dust jacket missing about half of spine affecting most of lettering, price on flap $2.00.

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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

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 - 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. 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

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.

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 & 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.

Roc. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0451083822 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Islands in the Sky (A Signet Book)

Clarke, Arthur C.

Roc. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0451148959 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Roc. PAPERBACK. 0451076710 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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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.

New York City: Signet, 1960. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/Fine. Paul Lehr. Vintage Paperback Signet S1769. $.35 Cover Price Beautiful Unread First Signet Printing. March, 1960. Square and tight and clean throughout with little or no wear or toning. Tiny nick in the rear hinge or this would be Very Fine. A fresh, bright and well-preserved example with no creases, chipping or tears. A gorgeous collectable copy of a surprisingly uncommon title in such high-grade condition.

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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

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

Arthur C. Clarke

Audible Studios. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Avatar, Das

Anderson, Poul (William (25. Novembro 1926 - 31. Julio 2001)

1981. Edition: 1. softcover. fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen. 24022

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY

Clarke, Arthur C.

NY: John C. Winston Co, 1958. 5th printing, May 1958. Dj art by Alex Schomburg. Edge and corner wear to dj; minor soiling; a little creasing of dj; minor edge losses; minor spots to cloth.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-.

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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: A Science Fiction Novel

Clarke, Arthur C.

Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1964. 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.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.

John C.Winston, 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.

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.

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

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York City: Signet, 1960. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Paul Lehr. Vintage Paperback Signet S1769. $.35 Cover Price Beautiful Unread First Signet Printing. March, 1960. Square, tight and clean throughout with a touch of very minor edge-wear and little or no toning. College sticker on inside both covers. Still, a fresh, bright and well-preserved example with no creases, chipping or tears. A very attractive collectable copy at a great price.

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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

Clarke, Arthur C.

Hardback. Acceptable.

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Midway Nympho

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Moonglow Reader, Imperial Publishing, Hollywood, Ca, 1963. 1016 nf - fine, unread, top edge cut, new looking, PBO. paperback,

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY

Clarke, Arthur C. [cover art by Paul Lehr]

[New York]: Signet / New American Library [1960]. Very Good. 1960. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. First edition thus. Signet S1769 with 35 cents cover price. "An engrossing novel of a future Earth encircled by manned satellites---dangerous steppinstones to the stars". 127 pages. VG copy [spine cocked, some creasing, cheap paper tanning] with a price inside the rear cover. .

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