Five Against Venus
Place Published: Philadelphia, PA
Publisher: John C. Winston Company
Date Published: 1952
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 39969
214pp. Octavo [22 cm] Red cloth over boards with the title and publisher's device stamped in black ink on the backstrip. Endpapers illustrated by Alex Schomburg. Very good plus. The spine ends and corners of the covers are very subtly bumped and rubbed, and the top edge of the text block is ever so slightly foxed. The endsheets are a bit discolored along the hinges, and the pages are browned. With the dust jacket featuring the art of Virgil Finlay, in very good condition. Lightly rubbed and soiled. Reginald 12222.
Robert Shirley Richardson was an astronomer at Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories, the author of a college textbook on astronomy, and advisor to Hollywood on movies involving space adventures.