New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1955. Book Club. Hardcover. 174pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Tan textured paper covered boards. Publisher's green top stain. Very good. Slight spine slant. The spine ends are gently bumped. The endsheets are mildly discolored, and there is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Pages yellowed. With a very attractive dust jacket, in very good condition. Age-toned, and subtly rubbed, foxed and soiled. There is a minor stain on the rear panel. Light chipping to the edges. Item #36105
From the dust jacket- "Science fiction has described Martians as tall blue shadows, microscopic reptiles, gigantic insects, fireballs, ambulatory flowers- because it seemed too obvious to picture them as Little Green Men. Yet, in the perilous year of 1964, when one billion Martians suddenly 'kwimmed' to earth, that's what they turned out to be- two and a half feet tall and bright green (olive in the moonlight)."