Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. 209pp. Octavo [22 cm] Navy blue cloth over boards with a red ink stamped title on the spine. Pictorial endpapers illustrated by Alex Schomburg. Good only. The extremities are rubbed, and the cloth at the spine ends and corners of the covers is a bit frayed. The spine is rolled back. The hinges are shaky, and there are 5 small doodles, along with a brief numerical notation, on the rear endsheet. The text block is cracked at p. 53, and the pages are age-toned. No dust jacket. Item #39699
Raymond F. Jones was a radio engineer and weather observer, in addition to to being the author of numerous science fiction novels. He is widely known for his 1952 novel, This Island Earth, which was made into the 1955 film of the same name.