New York: Avalon Books, 1956. First American edition. Hardcover. 224pp. Octavo [20 cm] Red cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. The extremities are very mildly bumped and rubbed. There are three very tiny pin pricks in the top right corner of the front board. There are 4 or 5 very small, light stains on the covers. Very slight spine roll. Yellowed pages. The dust jacket is in very good condition as well. The spine is subtly faded. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Gently rubbed and creased. There are numerous very small losses from the edges. The largest loss measures 1/4 inch wide by just under 1/2 inch deep. The paper of the spine has a small open tear in the surface, and there is also a very small open tear along the fold of the rear flap. The edges have multiple very short closed tears. There is an old price sticker on the rear panel, surrounded by a sticker stain. The rear panel is very subtly soiled. Price-clipped. Item #30645
Jacket design by Ed Emshwiller. Raymond F. Jones was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is widely known for his 1952 novel, This Island Earth, which was made into the 1955 film of the same name.