London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1956. First edition. Paperback. 260pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Turquoise blue paper over boards. The spine is sunned, and the extremities are a bit bumped. There is a previous owner's ink stamp on the title page*Not in the original dust jacket, but in a modern white printed facsimile dust jacket.
Ex-libris UFO enthusiast George W. Earley, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Earley was a U.S. engineer and editor. He was involved in science fiction fandom during the 1940s. He is the author of "Encounters with Aliens: UFOs and Alien Beings in Science Fiction." Very good. Item #60771
Written by the famous South African ichthyologist. The coelacanth had long been considered to be extinct. This is J. L. B. Smith's dramatic account of the discovery of the first and second coelacanths in 1938 and 1952.